Bhubaneswar, Nov 28: An Odia home-maker and an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) by passion, Matilda Kullu has been adjudged as one among the Most Powerful Women of India becoming a social changer.
Acclaimed organisation Forbes India has accredited Kullu who belongs to the rural suburb of Odisha’s Sundargarh district, as one of the achievers of Women-Power for 2021 on Sunday.
45-year-old Matilda hailing from Gargadbahal village under Baragaon Tehsil of Sundargarh is now a media glow for her selfless service. She is a catalyst for steering social change in the unreachable valley of Sundargarh with her healing touches as a reliable ASHA.
She has been working as a healthcare worker in the region since the last 15 years. Her smaller steps in the field of health awareness has brought a substantial social change in the vicinity.
Especially, her effort towards Malaria eradication, institutional delivery, drive against malnutrition, anaemia among women and children have fought against infant and maternity death in her cluster.
Matilda visits door-to-door for health screening of women and children riding her antique bicycle and looks after the health of more than 964 villagers.
With the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in 2019, she tirelessly worked as a Covid-19 warrior. However, she tested positive for Covid during the second wave of the pandemic. Despite the fatal infection, she served people as before and fostered the fight against Corona in her area.
Apart from it, Kullu has proved herself a game changer sensitizing locals against black magic,early marriage and quack practices in and around her assigned village.