The women of ASHA: overworked, underpaid and on the edge of breakdown

The women of ASHA: overworked, underpaid and on the edge of breakdown

There’s a saying in the Chhattisgarhi dialect. Sukh mein sab hain, dukh mein Mitanin. Everyone is there in times of joy, but in sorrow, there are only Mitanins. The word translates to ‘friends’. A friendship, between women, one with the promise of compassion. In 2002, Mitanins also came to symbolise care, when the newly-formed State … Read more

Govt. gets ready to include ASHA and anganwadi workers/helpers in its Ayushman Bharat scheme

Govt. gets ready to include ASHA and anganwadi workers/helpers in its Ayushman Bharat scheme

The decision to include healthcare workers in the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the presentation of the interim Union Budget. File After the Central government announced its decision to include Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and Anganwadi workers and helpers into the free cover for health … Read more

Nagaland witnesses decrease in Malaria positive cases; 8,479 in 2009 to only five in 2022

Nagaland witnesses decrease in Malaria positive cases; 8,479 in 2009 to only five in 2022

Representational purpose only. | Photo Credit: Twitter/@nagaland_nvbdcp Nagaland has been witnessing a decrease in Malaria positive cases – from 8,479 in 2009 to only five in 2022 while malaria deaths have also came down from 35 to zero during the same period, a Health Department official said. State Programme Officer, National Vector Borne Disease Control … Read more

ASHA workers stage dharna in Mysuru

ASHA workers stage dharna in Mysuru

ASHA workers under the banner of Karnataka State Composite ASHA Workers’ Association, Mysuru chapter, on Friday staged a dharna in Mysuru in support of their demands, including the incentives due to them since last three months and organising meetings for addressing grievances. The protest was backed by AIUTUC. The protesters said there is an order … Read more

Health workers meet Priyanka Gandhi over issues of honorarium, service conditions

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A delegation of health workers on Thursday met Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Lucknow, two days after they were allegedly roughed up by police while trying to meet the Uttar Pradesh chief minister in Shahjahanpur. Priyanka had on Wednesday accused the state government of “insulting” the work done by the Accredited Social Health … Read more

App helps doctors keep tabs on patients’ blood oxygen levels – ET HealthWorld

app helps doctors keep tabs on patients blood oxygen levels

MANGALURU: Prof Mackwin D’Mello, head, department of public health, KS Hegde Medical Academy of Nitte (Deemed to be University) has developed an android app that helps doctors in PHCs and ASHA workers keep a tab on SpO2 (blood oxygen) levels in Covid-19 patients in home isolation. Titled CoviSwas, the app was launched by Nitte chancellor … Read more

Govt launches six-month programme on rehabilitation of persons with disabilities

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A six-month programme on rehabilitation of differently-abled people was launched by the government on Wednesday. The Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) programme aims to create a pool of grassroot rehabilitation workers at the community level, who can work alongside the ASHA and anganwadi workers to handle cross-disability issues and facilitate the inclusion of the persons … Read more

COVID-19 outbreak highlights ASHA workers being underpaid; details

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ASHA workers recorded the arrivals, travel histories and managed placement for migrant workers as well as quarantining facilities. In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, many workers enlisted as part of a 2005 national programme ASHA helped in rural areas across the country. A report by Reuters has highlighted that many workers under the programme … Read more