ASHA workers' convention at Silchar
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Jan 2: In a bid to motivate the health workers, tiol Rural Health Mission of Cachar district organized their annual convention of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) for the year 2015 in the auditorium hall of District Library here recently. Cachar DC S Viswathan, was the chief-guest on the occasion. The event was attended by 1770 ASHA workers, 179 ASHA supervisors and 200 block officials from different parts of the district. A motivation session to further motivate and encourage the ASHA workers was also held on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Viswathan praised ASHA workers for their immense contribution to the improvement of materl and infant health in the rural parts of the district. The DC further said that the public health schemes could be successfully implemented only due to the selfless work and dedication of the ASHA workers who regularly visited the rural parts of the district for the welfare of women and children.
Sumit Choudhury, senior NRHM official, said that the Mission is appointing one trained female community health activist, ASHA, for each village of the country to improve the overall health scerio of the rural parts of the tion for a stronger and healthier India. Though the materl and infant mortality rate of the district has reduced from earlier but the progress has been rather slow compared to other districts. The department organized their annual convention to guide the health workers in this regard. He added that the appointed health workers are working efficiently and in an organized manner to further improve materl and infant health in the district.
Lilu th, Doly Deb, Bonita Patra, Sulta Begum, Basanti Tanti, Sikha Das, Bharati Karmakar and Bipani Goala were among the ASHA workers who were felicitated by the department on the occasion for their contribution in the improvement of health particularly in the rural parts of the district. In the convention, ASHA workers appealed to the higher authorities concerned to see that their salaries are released on a timely basis.