The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has provisioned additional incentive of Rs. 1000 per month under the “India COVID 19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Package” to ASHAs for undertaking COVID 19 related activities for the period of their engagement in this work. Further the benefit under “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package : Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID 19”, has been launched to provide an insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakh to public health providers including ASHAs, who may be at risk of being impacted by COVID 19.
Public Health and Hospitals is a State subject, as such responsibility for timely payment of incentive to ASHAs lies with the respective States/UTs. Howe The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, requests the States/UTs time and again, to ensure that incentives are paid to ASHAs without any delay.
A statement showing, State/UT-wise, numbers ASHAs died during COVID 19 activities as reported by the States/UTs under “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID 19”, is given at Annexure-I.
A statement showing details of claim filed and processed for ASHA workers under “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19” is given at Annexure-ll.