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ASHA workers


Maharashtra: Govt hikes ASHA supervisors’ salary by Rs 1,000; foot soldiers unhappy

June 26, 2020 1:55 am

The hike, however, is restricted to the 3,500 ASHA facilitators in Maharashtra and not all the 70,000 ASHAs. A supervisor is tasked to monitor 10 ASHAs in rural areas and 25 workers in urban areas.

Paid a pittance, ASHAs forced to buy or borrow smartphones for Covid survey

June 25, 2020 12:05 pm

But the problem with the plan is that most ASHA workers come from a poor family background and work with no fixed salary. Majority among them in the state do not have smartphones.

One cotton mask each, and few given gloves, PPEs: At frontline of Covid fight but ASHAs ill-equipped

June 15, 2020 1:22 am

As Covid-19 cases surge in rural areas with return of migrants, the state government has deputed ASHAs to conduct their screening and refer those symptomatic for the disease to quarantine centres.

Rs. 1,000 per month to Covid-warriors ASHA workers insufficient for survival: HC to Centre, state govt

May 02, 2020 4:45 pm

The court was hearing an application by the Employees Union of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) that claimed that ASHA workers, who are at the forefront of the war against Covid-19, are in a pathetic condition and appropriate remuneration is not being paid to them.

Man ‘assaults’ ASHA worker in Gujarat, booked under new Epidemic Diseases Ordinance

April 23, 2020 10:31 pm

The ASHA worker was on her duty checking symptoms of COVID-19 among the residents of Balol village when the incident happened.

On frontlines of corona fight, Delhi’s 6,000 Asha workers play many roles

April 23, 2020 6:23 pm

At the forefront of the COVID-19 fight are Asha (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers, now part of the “corona foot-warriors containment and surveillance teams” tasked with alerting authorities about suspected cases.

Watch: Mangaluru police organise 'honour convoy' to salute health workers

April 22, 2020 7:24 pm

During the event, which included as many as 20 police vehicles moving around outside Wenlock District Hospital, the dedicated Covid-19 hospital in the city, salutes, and plaudits were made after top district administrative officials spoke briefly appreciating the collective efforts put in by all.

In Maharashtra, 30% hypertension patients drop out of treatment: Study

July 31, 2019 2:50 pm

Low incentives for ASHA workers, who are supposed to follow up with these patients, and poor health infrastructure in rural and tribal areas of the state have contributed to this trend, the study says.

BJP govt yet to fulfil promises made in 2014: ASHA, anganwadi workers

April 11, 2019 3:20 am

The anger among healthcare workers, who are the first point of contact in the public healthcare system, is palpable. Last September, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a hike in their incentives, Archana said she earned just Rs 1,000 more.

Their ASHA

December 16, 2018 12:26 am

Shakuntala Anandrao Madavi is part of an 11-lakh force that is the face of rural healthcare. Their nearly year-long protest shows a lot ails the system.


Two ignored Assam communities

January 23, 2019 11:13 am