Mamata announces financial incentives for trained Honorary Health Workers

  • | Monday | 29th June, 2020

Kolkata: In a major move to make primary healthcare in urban areas more robust, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced a package of financial incentives for the trained Honorary Health Workers (HHW) providing services in urban areas. The initiative comes when the Mamata Banerjee government has taken a series of steps in creating all necessary infrastructure across the state to fight against the deadly pandemic. With the initiative taken by the state government, around 65,00 health workers will be pursuing special training to take care of pregnant women and infants as well as immunisation through door-to-door visits. She further stated in the tweet: "These HHWs will be specially trained so as to further intensify our focus on the care of pregnant women, infants, immunisation, elimination of TB and other such diseases through household visits. Around 6,500 HHWs will be benefitted by this initiative starting July 1, 2020."

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