Meghalaya: Nongpoh legislator addresses plight of ASHA workers; seek better package
Nongpoh legislator, Mayral Born Syiem on Saturday complained about the plight of the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) who are mandating the struggle to contain the spread of COVID-19 at the village level.
Speaking to media persons, Mayral Born Syiem, said that, he is very concerned about the plight of the ASHA workers, who as frontliners are visiting villages to sensitize the public about the pandemic, and also helping in contact tracing.
He also pointed, the ASHA workers are selflessly and tirelessly dedicating their service for the betterment of the citizens, however, they just receive an honorarium of Rs 1000 for the same, which is merge especially during these trying times.
“It is very unfortunate that, as the legislator would receive information that, social health activists who were at the frontline would be getting paid a mere honorarium of just Rs 1000 for their service, this is a matter of concern, and the state government must address it soon,” Mayral Born Syiem said.
He added that as a legislator of Nongpoh, he will urge the state government to take a call on identifying the selfless service rendered by the ASHA fraternity and to increase their honorarium from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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