ASHA workers staged protest for better working conditions and timely salary

  • | Saturday | 11th July, 2020

Frontline warriors against this deadly pandemic, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers, among others, staged protest in various parts of the capital city demanding better safety arrangements and working conditions, among other things.

Frontline warriors against this deadly pandemic, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers, among others, staged protests in various parts of the capital city demanding better safety arrangements and working conditions, among other things.

“None of our concerns have been addressed even after repeatedly writing to the BBMP for personal protective gear, medical checkups and coverage under the Rs 50 lakh insurance scheme,” Maitreyi Krishna of the BBMP Pourakarmika Sangha said in a statement.

Earlier, the workers union had written to the authorities demanding them to formulate a Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for pourakarmikas. Among the major demands were calls for the distribution of full PPE kits, ensuring strict steps to ensure waste in containment zones and quarantine houses are collected as per SOPs, health check-up, and daily screenings.

The Karnataka Rajya Samyuktha ASHA Karyakarteyara Sangha, a union of ASHA workers in the state, Friday made an appeal to the state government to pay them a fixed honorarium of Rs 12,000 per month.



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