ASHA workers taking out a rally from the Collectorate to DMHO office in Kakinada on Tuesday
Kakinada: Asha workers laid siege to the District Medical and Health Office here on Tuesday demanding minimum wages and better allocation of funds in the State budget.
More than1,000 workers took part in the seizure of DMHO office . Addressing the women workers, ASHA’s district union general secretary Ch Padma demanded the government to fix a minimum wage of Rs 5,000 per month to the workers.
She lamented that ASHA workers are leading a miserable life for the last 11 years and are reduced to the status of bonded laborers.
ASHA workers are working against several odds in rural areas and despite carrying long service, their contribution is going unnoticed, Padma averred.
The plight of ASHA workers has been neglected for too long, criticised the CITU’s district general secretary M Venugopal. It is sad that long though the ASHA workers are actively involved in providing medical facilities in rural areas.
Additional DMHO, Dr Satyanarama assured the agitated workers of an appropriate action within 10 days time.