ASHA workers convention in Dibrugarh
From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Jan 1: The Convention for the 1132 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers was organized by the District Health Society (DHS) and tiol Health Mission (NHM), here, with a daylong programme, at the District Library Auditorium, on Thursday to acknowledge their contribution particularly in the field of materl health.
The occasion was iugurated with the lighting of the traditiol lamp by Deputy Commissioner, M.S. Manivann, who applauded the ASHA workers for their yeoman service in providing proper health care and guidance mainly to pregnt mothers and infants in the far-flung and iccessible areas of the District.
Stating further, Manivann deliberated that the ASHA workers have played a pivotal role, in making the District Anemia free and have fruitfully changed the image of materl, child and adolescent health in the district. He expressed confidence that this Convention would offer a suitable dais in harnessing the hidden talent of the ASHA workers.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner gave away the award for Best ASHA worker to Kunja Changmai, Pushpanjali Keot, Nilima Hazarika, Sewali Sonowal, Sumitra Rajwar, Kamala Kayathya, and Farida Begum, in recognition of their incomparable contribution to child and materl healthcare.
The occasion was also addressed by the Additiol Deputy Commissioner Anjabh Chaliha and In charge Joint Director of Health Services, Dr Paban Swarkar.
The Distict Programme Mager of NHM, Monisha Buragohain and District Data Mager Chiranjeev Borgohain dwelt on the role of ASHA as health worker and a social activist and their support towards implementation of various schemes through their vocatiol performance. Earlier, the ASHA workers at the iugural ceremony rendered a special song, which was composed by NHM District Media Expert, Debang Kashyap Gogoi. The ASHA workers also performed Jeng Bihu, group dance, diha am and a short play at the occasion.