Uttarakhand: 370 ASHA workers to be appointed soon, approval for new posts in NHM

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Health services will improve in remote rural areas

370 ASHA workers will be appointed to improve health services in remote rural areas of Uttarakhand. The central government has approved new posts under the National Health Mission.

Asha workers are deployed at the panchayat level to bring health services to the village in the state. The Central Government has approved the creation of new posts of about 390 ASHAs in the state under the National Health Mission.

The government believes that the appointment of ASHAs will provide access to health services to remote areas of the state. At present, 11 thousand ASHA workers and 550 ASHA facilitators are deployed in the state.

The main functions of ASHAs are birth-death registration, vaccination of pregnant women and infants, awareness of infected diseases and other health facilities and encourage pregnant women for institutional delivery. ASHA workers play an important role in the promotion of health services and schemes from village to village.

Additional Secretary and Mission Director National Health Mission Jugal Kishore Pant says that ASHA worker works as a facilitator in making health services accessible to the people. With the acceptance of new posts of ASHAs, people in the mountain areas will get the benefit of health services.

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