Sources said, Dalli Nath, an ASHA worker at Salijanga Primary Health Centre, was administering the vaccine on May 24 at a centre which was supplied only 30 doses.
Though everyone agrees that ASHA workers are right in the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, they tend to figure last while being provided with protective items.
“Even the pittance of a compensation declared by government for the next of kin of ASHA workers remains just on paper.
The second wave of Covid has hit the state hard with the number of positive cases rising daily.
Over 34 ASHA workers from Malkajgiri and Alwal PHCs have not been paid for the past two months.
Nearly 200 ASHA workers protested against various issues that they have been facing while conducting surveys, at Mysore Bank circle on Monday.
The move comes at a time when the third phase of vaccination is yet to pick up, especially among senior citizens in villages and hinterlands.
The union also requested the central government to clear the pending incentive-based pay and honorarium for the month of July.
In India, 66% of the population live in villages, and while they may know how to use a smartphone, they may not know how to download a mobile app.
According to her family members, she fainted and became unconscious on Thursday night, a day after receiving the vaccine.
Malleshwari, an ASHA worker at Sultanpalya Primary Health Centre in RT Nagar, has not received her wages from September 2019 to August 2020, but has continued with her duties.
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ASHA workers, who have been working on the frontlines to contain the Covid-19 spread, are also demanding postal ballots to exercise their franchise.
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The team suggested that an App be developed especially for ASHA workers which will increase their connectivity and accessibility with the rural population.
The social health activists will not have to pay any premium for the insurance coverage and will get Rs 4 lakh in case of any untoward incident.