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Why society owes Asha workers a debt

Expanding better opportunities with decent wages for frontline workers could also contribute to the revival of the rural economy by putting wages into the hands of many, and take us closer to achieving our health and nutrition goals
There are about a million Asha workers who have been crucial in the efforts to decentralise health care and strengthen the primary health system(ANI)
There are about a million Asha workers who have been crucial in the efforts to decentralise health care and strengthen the primary health system(ANI)
Published on Sep 05, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Covid-19: Female health workers on India’s frontline push for fair pay

Accredited Social Health Activists - or ASHA workers - are the government’s recognised health workers who are usually the first point of contact in rural India, where there is often limited or no direct access to healthcare facilities.
India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 3.2 million mark this week - it is behind the United States and Brazil - after a surge in rural areas where two-thirds of its 1.3 billion people live. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 3.2 million mark this week - it is behind the United States and Brazil - after a surge in rural areas where two-thirds of its 1.3 billion people live. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

In the Covid-19 battle, Delhi turns to volunteers | HT Editorial

Use them for contact tracing and monitoring those in home isolation
While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 22, 2020 12:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: Focus on reproductive health

Women’s health is a vital issue. In this, reproductive health has to take precedence. Health services are not reaching them in time in many urban and rural areas. At a time when basic health services are stretched, it is quite likely that women’s health needs, both in the public system and at home, are not a priority
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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Every third Wednesday to be observed as Male Sterilisation Day

The condition of male sterilisation has been pitiable over the last few years.
It has been directed to make plans to inspire males for vasectomy and talk to medical in-charges, woman health workers and Accredited Social Health Activists to encourage males to come forward for sterilisation.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
It has been directed to make plans to inspire males for vasectomy and talk to medical in-charges, woman health workers and Accredited Social Health Activists to encourage males to come forward for sterilisation.(HT FILE (REPRESENTATIVE PIC))
Updated on May 06, 2018 10:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan

Underpaid, untrained workers deployed to fix India’s ailing health system

Ashas, who make about Rs 1,000 a month, are required to undergo a 23-day training spread across 12 months, but a third of the Ashas in a block in north Bihar were not trained at induction.
Various Asha associations have been protesting in favour of minimum wages.(HT File Photo)
Various Asha associations have been protesting in favour of minimum wages.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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IndiaSpend | ByPrachi Salve and Swagata Yadavar
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