Monday, 5 December, 2022
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Topic: ASHA workers

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

Matilda Kullu — Odisha ASHA worker on Forbes list who battled Covid, superstition & casteism

Kullu was recently featured on ‘Forbes India W-Power 2021’ list along with Amazon head Aparna Purohit & banker Arundhati Bhattacharya.

Over a million ASHA workers are teaming up with trade unions to seek higher wages

Several ASHA workers said authorities who earlier assured them better wages, PPE and safe working conditions haven’t kept those promises despite a two-day stoppage last year.

With no routine check-ups or ASHA workers, UP’s Chitrakoot sees rise in home births during Covid

District health department data shows there has been a decline in institutional deliveries. Officials cite pandemic, lockdown & vaccine drive as the reasons behind the drop.

Govt needs to take proactive role in dispelling any vaccine hesitancy

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Why ASHA workers in UP’s Budaun were detained for taking pregnant women to private clinic

The ASHAs are accused of accepting gifts from a private nursing home and being part of nexus that has led to a low number of registered births in Budaun district.

40 ASHA workers detained in UP for taking pregnant women to illegally-run nursing homes

The administration was informed that ASHA workers were also being given gifts as allurements for bringing more expectant mothers to these nursing homes.

Who should be first in line for India’s Covid vaccine? Lal Bahadur Shastri gave us a clue

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said that 250 million Indians would be covered with a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine by July 2021.

ASHA workers are hailed as Covid warriors but only 62% have gloves, 25% have no masks

While many Indians have shifted to work from home during the lockdown, ASHA workers are performing additional Covid duties apart from their regular tasks.

Over 10,000 healthcare workers tested positive across 10 states, UTs since Covid struck

Doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, lab technicians and ASHA workers were among workforce that got infected. General practitioners & those in out-patient facilities were most vulnerable.

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Protests sparked by draconian lockdowns may thwart China's plans to become a global superpower

Why China’s protests against Zero Covid won’t challenge Xi Jinping yet

Scholars and diplomats at the prestigious Institute of Chinese Studies conference discussed Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the New Era last week. Here’s what they said.
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Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.