Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced a hike in the salaries of ASHA workers to Rs 10,000 from the current Rs 3,000.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday (June, 3) announced a massive hike in the salaries of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers.
Mr. Reddy in a statement confirmed a hike in the salaries of Asha workers to Rs 10,000 from the current Rs 3,000.
Why YS Jagan Reddy increased the salaries of Asha workers?
Mr. Reddy during his election campaign promised the Asha workers that he would increase their salaries if voted into power.
The move came in favour of Asha workers, as YS Jagan Reddy led YSR Congress party formed the government and Mr. Reddy became the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh.
His government is also taking significant steps to revamp the medial and health departments in the State.
He also formed a committee and asked the panel to submit a report on current situations of medical and health department in the State.
Mr. Reddy reportedly gave the panel a 45 days-time to get reports submitted to him.
Who are ASHA workers?
ASHAs are local women trained to act as health educators and promoters in their communities.
Their tasks include motivating women to give birth in hospitals, bringing children to immunization clinics, encouraging family planning, treating basic illness and injury with first aid, keeping demographic records, and improving village sanitation.