December 2, 2022
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Family members of ASHA employees who’ve died as a result of Covid will get Rs 50 lakh as compensation (File)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope at this time introduced that ASHA employees will get an increment of Rs 1,000 of their wages and Rs 500 as Covid allowance per thirty days from July apart from a smartphone.

After the announcement, which can profit greater than 68,000 such neighborhood well being activists, ASHA employees withdrew their week-long protest which they’d launched in over varied calls for, together with a wage hike.

The relations of ASHA employees who’ve died as a result of COVID-19 will get a compensation of Rs 50 lakh, the minister stated.

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) are contractual employees employed to implement a slew of presidency schemes, mainly of the well being division.

Speaking to reporters, Mr Tope stated, “Maharashtra’s ASHA workers will get an expensive smartphone for their work along with an increment of Rs 1,000 per month. They will also get Rs 500 per month as COVID-19 allowance in addition to the increment.”

This means, ASHA employees will get Rs 1,500 extra each month beginning July, the minister stated.

ASHA group screens will get an increment of Rs 1,200 and Rs 500 as COVID-19 allowance, he stated.

There are 71,137 sanctioned posts of ASHA employees within the state, of which 68,297 seats are crammed, Rajesh Tope stated.

Group heads of ASHA employees, who monitor their each day functioning, will get a everlasting increment of Rs 1,200 per thirty days other than a COVID-19 allowance of Rs 500, he stated.

ASHA employees will get one other increment of Rs 500 from July 2022, he added.

Maharashtra will spend Rs 202 crore yearly to soak up the hike in increment and allowance, stated the minister.

ASHA employees serving to at vaccination centres to handle crowds will get an extra Rs 200 allowance, he stated.

“The family members of ASHA workers who have died due to COVID-19 will get a compensation of Rs 50 lakh. The data compilation work is going on and the government is trying to settle such claims at the earliest,” Mr Tope stated.

Their relations may even get free COVID-19 remedy at state-run hospitals, he added.

ASHA employees who help pregnant ladies in getting admitted to district COVID-19 hospitals will get Rs 200 as a particular allowance and shelter can be supplied to them at such hospitals, stated the minister.

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