State Support For ASHA

Odisha Government has extended the support provision for all the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) of an amount of Rs. 10,000 and hiked the Exit Cash Incentive to Rs.20,000.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced the Grant-In-Aid to be provided out of State Budget for purchase of Steel Almirah, Ladies Bi-cycle, Umbrella, Rechargeable Torch and Chappal
Chief Minister also announced the enhancement of financial incentive under Exit Policy as cash incentive Rs. 20,000 at the time of exit from the role of ASHA. It was Rs.10,000 earlier.
Minister Health & Family Welfare, Pratap Jena said that this incentive will help the 46,695 ASHAs and the State Government is targeting to increase their strength to 47,147 soon.
They are in place to facilitate and promote right health care practices and maximize health service utilization at the community level and average population served by one ASHA is 887 in the State.
ASHAs are getting monthly conditional remuneration @ Rs. 2,000 effect from 1 April, 2018 on discharging of five mandatory and four assured activities.
Total incentive amount of Rs.117.82 crores has been paid to the ASHAs in the year 2017-18.
Adequate capacity building of ASHA is being made with a total of 62 days of training in induction, thematic and refresher modules.
All ASHAs are trained in Home Based New Born Care (HBNC) to provide home based care to the newborn and post partum mothers.
Incentive is being paid to ASHAs through PFMS on a fixed day i.e. 10th of the month.
143 ASHA Gruhas made functional in major health institutions to facilitate stay of ASHAs at institutions during odd hours while they accompany pregnant women for delivery.
2261 best performing ASHAs have been selected as ASHA SATHI and getting additional incentive up to Rs.3000 per month to provide mentoring support to ASHA.

While, 1134 ASHAs awarded for their better performance, 1833 ASHAs have been enrolled under ASHA Education Empowerment program for completing higher studies.
Contributions of ASHA during last five years reveals that atotal 56, 09,550 institutional deliveries escorted by ASHAs, which 86 Percent of total delivery cases.
A total 22, 56, 226 newborn visited by ASHA under ASHA HBNC program April, 2013 to December, 2017, which comes to 76 Percent of newborn.
More than 28 lakhs children mobilized for immunization in last five years by the ASHA.
More than 26 lakhs beneficiaries’ mostly pregnant mothers mobilized to VHND sessions to get the service related to antenatal and postnatal care in last five years.
More than two lakhs eligible couple promoted for adopting permanent limiting method up to two children in last five years.
More than 1.7 lakh TB patients, more than 7 lakh positive malaria cases and more than 20 thousand leprosy cases supported by ASHAs for complete treatment in last five years.
ASHAs have been actively participating in distribution of 1.13 Cores Long Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets (LLIN) and ensuring use of mosquito net through home visit and ringing the bells at night.
ASHAs are actively facilitating in organizing 5,234 DAMAN camps in hard to reach areas.

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