Yogi Praises ASHA Workers for Service During COVID-19 Peak, Announces Fee Increase

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday praised the services of ASHA workers during the COVID-19 peak, saying they were on the “front line” to save the state. He also announced an increase in their monthly fees and incentives. The accredited “sisters” of social health activists (ASHAs) have served diligently during COVID-19 and it is through their efforts that the country’s most populous state has effectively contained the spread of the virus, he said. -he declares. Their services have been appreciated around the world, Adityanath said, and have called them the backbone of the rural health system.

The Chief Minister inaugurated “Aashaon Ka Sammelan” in the state capital during which 80,000 smartphones were distributed. On occasion, Adityanath announced an increase in the monthly fees and incentives for ASHA workers. In addition to an additional fee of Rs 500 per month for a period from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022, the state government will also double his usual salary, from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 per month, he said. declared.

With Rs 1,500 per month from the central government, ASHA workers will receive almost Rs 6,000 per month, including all allowances, Adityanath said.

In addition, contract assistant midwives, who played a crucial role in immunizing people and worked for more than 60 days during the peak of the pandemic, will receive a one-time fee of 10,000 rupees, he said. declared. Stating that no region can develop fully without medical resources, the chief minister said his government has paved the way for the state’s development by improving health infrastructure.

“Each district is on the way to having a medical school to provide accessible health services,” he said, adding that the facility was already established in nearly 60 districts.

Adityanath said more than 551 oxygen factories have become operational statewide, making it “self-sufficient” when it comes to oxygen production.

In addition, he said that previously there were only intensive care beds in 26 districts and they are now available in all 75 districts. The chief minister urged the population to get fully vaccinated to protect themselves against the disease. “There is no need to worry about COVID-19. We just have to take precautions. The positivity rate in the state is less than 0.05%. So far, we have administered over 20 crore doses of vaccine, which is the highest in the country. Full vaccination and adherence to appropriate COVID behavior will help us fight the pandemic, ”Adityanath said.

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Carol N. Valencia