ASHA – Accredited Social Health Activist

ASHA act as a link worker between the community and the Health System, to improve the access of the community to Health Care. The ASHAs are given basic training (1-7 modules) on Anti Natal Care, Post Natal Care, Home based Neonatal Care, communicable and Non-Communicable diseases to improve their knowledge and conditions through which they impart awareness to their community where the serve.

ASHA are provided performance based incentives for each activities such as AN Care, Mobilising and escorting the AN Mother for Institutional Deliveries, PN Care, HBNC, Immunization, Communicable and Non-Communicable Case detection and mobilising community for Village Health Nutrition Day, Village Health Water Sanitation and Nutrition Committee and adolescent Health Clinics. ASHAs are provided with a Drug and a Neonatal Care Kit.

In the first phase 2650 ASHA are placed in Remote, in accessible, difficult and Tribal Areas. In the next phase the scheme is to up scaled to 9 High Priority Districts in the State.

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