Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
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Topic: ASHA workers

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.

India’s army of 6 lakh virus-hunting ASHA workers go on strike today

Months of harassment, underpayment and lack of protection from coronavirus have pushed about 6 lakh ASHA workers to go on a two-day strike.

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Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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