Meghalaya: ASHA serves one week deadline to state government to meet pending demands
The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) of Meghalaya on Friday served a one week deadline to the state government to meet their long pending demands or will be compelled to stop their service during this time of pandemic.
President Meghalaya ASHA Workers’ Union Mirajone Myrsing said, “ASHA’s fraternity has been selflessly rendering their valuable service to humanity in terms of health care and other public services, but they have not been recognised till date by the government.
In a press communique, the fraternity stressed that their demand from the state government is to speed up the payment of their honorarium since 2012, but though Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has assured to release all pending honorarium for the ASHA’s but has only received the minimal honorarium till date.
“The state government has assigned the ASHA’s fraternity to join hand with the health department in combating the COVID-19 crisis by assuring an honorarium of Rupees one thousand per month but this has hampered the daily routine duties of which the fraternity has to perform,” mentioned the release.
It may be mentioned the Union has come forward to place their long pending demands within one week to the state government failing which the fraternity will be compelled to withdraw their support.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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