On the 29th of April, 26 year-old domestic worker Shakuntala Gayan Sardar, fondly known as Mona, suffered an ischemic stroke. She is also eight months pregnant, and suffering from dengue as well as a severe urinary tract infection.
Right now, Mona is battling for her life in the ICU at St. John's hospital in Bangalore. The doctors do not know whether she or her baby will survive - and if they do, what the long term implications will be for either of them.
Mona comes from a poor family that lives in a village in rural West Bengal. She married a man her family did not approve of; she and Kamal, her husband, have therefore been outcast from their community, and have no family support at all.
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