ASHA workers lay siege to DMHO office

ASHA workers lay siege to DMHO office

THE HANS INDIA |   Feb 15,2017 , 01:29 AM IST

ASHA workers taking out a rally from the Collectorate to  DMHO office in Kakinada  on  Tuesday
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.