Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said his party is solidly behind the ASHA workers.
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.
A video shot at the Chennangi Haadi shows how a ASHA worker is urging a tribal woman to get inoculated and explaining to her that no one will give injections to kill someone.
There are nearly one crore such women working under different schemes and are demanding to be recognised as full-time regular government employees
ASHA workers’ unions have submitted representations to various DMHOs and senior health officials, urging their case to be taken into consideration.
After successful implementation of this scheme in these districts, the same program will be implemented in the remaining 25 districts of the state as well.
This enviable record is attributed to the efforts of ASHA and anganwadi workers who have been working relentlessly to spread awareness about the deadly virus.
The kin of Asha workers who have died due to COVID-19 will get a compensation of Rs 50 lakh, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said.
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.
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.