BHUBANESWAR: Kin of the dead Anganwadi and ASHA employees, who succumb to Covid-19 at line of duty, would currently get monthly pension of Rs ,500 and Rs ,000 respectively in the state authorities. The monthly pension is going to be supplied along with this ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh announced by the state authorities earlier.
Special relief commissioner PK Jena issued an order in this respect and requested the state finance division to issue detail tips in consultation with the nation girls and child development department.
The yearly financial aid will be given until the date that the Anganwadi or ASHA employee would have reached the age 60 years had survived, said the purchase.
While announcing the decision, state health minister Naba Das explained the choice to offer monthly retirement to the loved ones of the deceased Anganwadi and ASHA employees has been taken based on the tips of several of those Anganwadi and ASHA employees infected with Covid-19. He explained chief minister Naveen Patnaik frequently speaks into the Anganwadi and ASHA employees infected with Covid-19 on telephone to ask about their own wellbeing.
“The Anganwadi and ASHA employees are among the frontline employees, who worked quite difficult in effective management of their temporary medical camps and Covid care houses in panchayats. There’s not any contrast to their humanity, commitment and sacrifices. How the Anganwadi and ASHA employees have been operating throughout the pandemic is an inspiration for all of us,” said health minister Naba Das, while announcing that the state government’s conclusion.
The state government’s statement came in a period when Anganwadi workers, participated in Covid-19 responsibility from the worst-affected Ganjam, succumbed to the virus. There are reports concerning departure of Anganwadi and ASHA employees in different districts too.
Countless Anganwadi and ASHA employees, using meagre monthly remuneration, are in the forefront of the medical system in rural regions in the struggle against the outbreak. These frontline employees had played an integral part in smooth direction of over 16,000 temporary medical histories utilized as quarantine centers for almost 8.5 lakh returnees into the rural locations. They had also an integral part in door to door screening, active surveillance, handling the Covid maintenance homes, working of ward level committees and creating awareness among the rural mass.