The ASHA workers are instituted by the ‘ National Rural Health Mission.’ They are at the bottom of the pyramid - the interface between the community and Indian Public Health Delivery System, the first point of contact for millions of Indians to health care.
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Nirmala Dakua was surrounded by more than 500 villagers when she went to retrieve a COVID-19 positive patient.
ASHA workers of Rajasthan are risking their lives to work during COVID19 pandemic for a mere 30 rupees per day.
While providing primary health care services in rural areas, the constant struggle of ASHAs for better wages continues in Maharashtra.
Police cracks down on demonstrating health workers in Bhopal, illegally detaining them; the workers are fighting for better pay and working conditions.
ASHA workers from 21 districts of Madhya Pradesh are demanding standardised wages, better working conditions and representation in leadership and movements.
The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare. Here’s how the village got an ASHA worker.