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WE WILL NOT FEAR, WE WILL DEFEAT CORONA: Confidence of a Female Health Worker in Odisha

In the first phase, we undertook house to house survey in the village. Now in the second phase, we are doing thermal screening of family members and the persons who have high temperature are referred to city hospital for health check-ups. Urban Health and Nutrition Days (UHNDs) and immunization were suspended after lockdown, which have been restarted since May 2, 2020.

Mobile Fever Clinic Bus in Mysuru, Karnataka

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Mysuru has converted a bus in to a Mobile Fever Clinic Bus for screening the people of rural Mysuru. Facilities provided in the bus include a bed, seating facility, medicine box, washing basin, sanitizers, liquid soap oil, water facility, fan and other required arrangements. The cost for a mobile clinic is Rs 50,000/-. Besides, some old buses have also been converted into ‘Mobile Sanitizers’ to fumigate the field workers combating for Covid 19. The medical team inspected the bus and certified for screening the patients on the move which is the first everRead More…

Members of Mahila Arogya Samities Stitch Masks for Slum Dwellers in Odisha

Members of Mahila Arogya Samities (MASs) have come forward to support the community during Covid 19 crisis. One among these was the initiative to distribute face masks to slum dwellers free of cost who cannot afford to buy masks. MAS members of 4 cities: Cuttack, Berhampur, Koraput and Bhubaneswar in Odisha have stitched face masks and distributed to the needy people in their slums. MAS members have purchased clothes for masks from three sources: (i) untied funds, (ii) award money by the state NUHM on the best performing MAS based on their previous year work, and (iii) personal contributions. ConsideringRead More…

Efforts of MAS Members in Keeping People Indoors during Covid 19

Ms Zarina Biwi, President of Dharitri Mahila Arogya Samiti (DMAS), Jeypore, Koraput said, “Despite repeated requests from the district administration and police not to step out from the houses during the lock down, some people are violating the rules. They not only put their lives at risk, but create problems for others. We hence, decided to guard the streets of ward number 22 to restrict the movement of the people. > A group of women from DMAS came forward to keep people at home when people are flouting lockdown rules and not maintaining social distances. Armed with lathis, they wereRead More…

ASHA Worker’s Drive in Kerala in Combating against CORONA

Chemnad is the biggest panchayat in Kasargod district of Kerala covering a population of 65,000. On April 25, 2020, a team of health workers of Chemnad Primary Health Centre visited the neighbouring village, Chembirrika after a woman was diagnosed with COVID-19. They immediately shifted the woman to the district general hospital in Kasargod and the remaining three members of her family to another testing centre. A nine-member family with a five-month old baby in the neighbouring household was in apprehension due to the death of a same age COVID infected baby in Kerala. The team consoled the family not toRead More…

ASHA Sahiyogini from Baran District, Rajasthan – A Fighter against Corona Virus

I have been going for a household survey for the last one month, and I consolidate the report and send to my officers regularly. I gather information on the people who are coming from outside states and motivate them to go for health checkups at the primary health centers,” Said ASHA Sahiyogini in Chhepabarood village, Baran district, Rajasthan. The work of an ASHA Sahiyogini as a real corona warrior, has been commendable. She takes pride in serving the community to fight against the Corona virus in addition to her routine work such as child health, maternal health and family planning.Read More…

A Success Story of an ASHA in Tripura

Ms Annalata Jamatia joined as ASHA in January 2008 in Malbasa AWC (A), Purba Malbasa ADC village in Tripura. When Covid crisis hits India, Annalata and her co-workers collected information about Covid through TV news channels and YouTube videos as they had very little knowledge on Covid. Subsequently, a series of meetings were organised by VHSNCs and the Community Leader, Para Chowdhury to take decisions on the steps to be taken by the villagers to combat against Covid. Volunteers were selected to monitor the entire process. Post meeting, Annalatha along with other ASHAs and 4 AWCs took the responsibility ofRead More…

ASHA Saved the Life of an Infant

Despite institutional deliveries are increased at 80.1 percentage, and out of which 70 percentage deliveries are taking place in public health facilities, there is a persistence of home deliveries across the states. There is evidence that many home deliveries are not conducted by skilled birth attendants particularly in underserved areas, and among the marginalized.

36th meeting minutes – Jane 15, 2017

Members of Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) present Mr Alok Vajpeyi, Director – Programmes (Acting), PFI welcomed the participants to the 36th meeting of the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA). He informed the group that Ms Poonam Muttreja would not be able to attend the meeting as she is unwell. Mr Vajpeyi introduced Mr Saurabh Raj, who has recently joined the AGCA Secretariat as Programme Manager. Members requested Mr A R Nanda to chair the meeting. Mr Nanda shared that the broad objectives of the meeting were to: Update on progress of AGCA activities for the period DecemberRead More…