Covid 19: Odisha Govt To Provide Rs 10,000 To Each ASHA Workers In The State

Bhubaneswar: The Health And Family Welfare Department of Odisha has directed the district and municipal authorities to allocate one-time financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to ASHA workers.

The financial assistance will be effective in COVID management and facilitating non-covid essential healthcare services in rural areas and urban slums.

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Earlier on May 17, 2021 the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik had announced to provide one-time assistance of Rs 10,000 for each ASHA worker under Swasthya Sahaya.

The ASHA workers may utilise the assistance amount for any/ all of the following heads:
  • Purchase of bi-cycle (if not purchased earlier or damaged)
  • Umbrella, torch, chappal, water, face shield, thermal scanner, helmet
  • Mask, sanitizer, soaps, gloves, face shield, thermal scanner, helmet
  • Mini battery operated mike
  • Conveyance (POL/ repairing of cycle) etc.

The assistance amount will be paid to each ASHA worker based on self-certification in the prescribed format duly signed by ASHA, mentioning that she has utilized the assistance amount towards any/all of the above said purposes.

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