Incentives, permanency for ASHA workers in TN: Ma Subramanian
Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Saturday said various welfare measures for the ASHA workers in the State would be taken up in the coming days.
CHENNAI: Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Saturday said various welfare measures for the ASHA workers in the State would be taken up in the coming days. Addressing a gathering of ASHA workers association, the Minister said possibilities to give incentives to the workers would be explored.
“We will list all the ASHA workers aged below 42 – who have completed 12th standard – and appoint them as permanent nurses,” he said. The State health department will have discussions with the National Health Mission officials in this regard, he added.
When asked about the concerns of the healthcare staff regarding their salary and job permanency, he said they were recruited on a contractual basis, and were being directly recruited by the collectorate instead of working under outsourcing agencies. “This way, 4,900 people have been hired for the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam scheme,” he added.