While every state in the country is struggling to get an upper hand in this fight with the pandemic, Odisha has its own set of hero’s joining in on the fight. About 46,627 ASHA’s in Odisha have been working day and night, in both urban and rural areas. They have been continuously addressing the health needs of the people.
According to a report by ANI, they have been promoting the use of masks/face covers, frequent hand washing, physical distancing and spreading awareness about the COVID symptoms. ASHA Manju Jeena has made sure that her community has access to all essential and health services. She has sewn face masks herself and distributed it in her village.
That’s not where her commitment to the welfare of her community stops. She has accompanied several pregnant women for institutional delivery and also made sure that migrant workers who returned to the village, were able to stay in home quarantine while getting regular follow up health check-ups.
For rural areas, ASHA’s have been working with Gaon Kalyan Samitis and in the urban areas they have been working closely with the Mahila Arogaya Samitis.
For awareness to spread wide, they have distributed leaflets and posters.