Amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) staff on Tuesday staged a protest demanding that the federal government fulfil its promise of vaccinating their households and offering a monetary cowl of Rs 1 lakh as compensation for the remedy of the an infection.
The ASHA staff protested exterior the Siliguri Municipal Corporation’s constructing on Tuesday.
Speaking to ANI, Rupa Prasad, an ASHA employee mentioned, “Since we have been on COVID duty, we demand that our families should receive COVID vaccination. We are visiting villages, going from home to home, door to door for COVID duty putting our families at great risk of contracting the infection. Many ASHA workers contracted the infection while on duty.”
She additional mentioned, “Also, the government had told us that we would be provided with Rs 1 lakh for COVID treatment, but that money has not been disbursed by the government yet. Many of the ASHA workers died from the disease because they did not have enough money for treatment.”
“We are putting ourselves at risk and doing COVID duty. The government should think about us. We have not yet been our salaries. Earlier we used to receive our salaries between the 7th and 10th of each month. We all are poor women, the salary is the main source of our income. If the government will not release our salaries on time, what shall we do, where will we go?” questioned the ASHA employee.
Meanwhile, India reported 29,689 recent COVID circumstances and 416 deaths within the final 24 hours, knowledgeable the Union Health Ministry.
The nation in the present day has reported lower than 30,000 every day circumstances after 132 days.As per the Ministry of Health, the energetic caseload of India is 3,98,100, and the every day positivity charge is 1.73 per cent.
The ministry additionally knowledgeable that 44.19 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered beneath the Nationwide Vaccination Drive up to now, and 45.91 crore Covid exams have additionally been performed.