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Overworked & Underpaid ASHA workers pens open letter to PM Watch the video to know what their demands are

Watch: Frontline COVID Warriors, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers, have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister and the Union minister demanding their rights to better pay, healthcare and protection. Watch this video to know why they are protesting and what their demands are. Sign the letter here.   Related: India’s ASHA workers:…

India’s ASHA workers: Overworked, underpaid and exploited? Baseline health activists still struggle with delayed payments and no incentives

As part of the government’s National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), a new group of baseline health workers called Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) was formed in 2005 to address health related demands of the rural population, especially women and children, who find it arduous to access basic health services. The government guidelines laid down several…

ASHA’s from across Maharashtra Gather in Mumbai Demanding government's attention and better pay

Recognised as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), these women are suffering because despite their hard work and critical role in improving the health and hygiene of people in villages across India they are not recognized as government employees and are grossly underpaid. Barring a few states, ASHA workers do not get fixed salaries, but incentives…

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