105 ASHA Functionaries Felicitated For Noteworthy Performance

Srinagar- National Health Mission, J&K awarded the 105 best functionaries of ASHA Programme in J&K on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day celebration.

The awards were presented to ASHAs, ASHA Facilitators, Block ASHA Coordinators, District ASHA Coordinators, State Trainers and Block/ District Programme Management Units in recognition of their contribution to make ASHA programme successful in the Union Territory.

In each district, District Development Commissioner handed over the Appreciation Certificates and cash reward worth Rs. 5000 to each selected functionary.

Congratulating the winner, Yasin Choudhary, MD, NHM J&K said, “ASHA functionaries form a vital link between the Health Department and the people. This recognition is a token of appreciation for their valuable contribution in implementing all health schemes at the grass root level. We selected 2 ASHAs per District, 2 ASHA Facilitators per Division, 3 Block ASHA Coordinators per Division, 1 District ASHA Coordinator per Division and 1 State ASHA Trainer per Division based on their performance. In addition, 1 District Programme Manager, 1 District Accounts Manager and 1 District Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, 2 Block Monitoring Evaluation Officers and 2 Block Accounts Managers per Division have also been selected for awards based on their performance. I congratulate all the winners for their achievement.”

He further added, considering the role of ASHA functionaries in healthcare delivery at the ground level and specially during COVID-19 pandemic, Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education, J&K decided to start this award to recognize the best performers.

At present, about 13000 ASHAs and ASHA Cadres are functional in Jammu & Kashmir.

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