Washed out bridges, absence of roads and uncertainty of reaching destinations deep in the forest, do not come in the way of ASHA workers in their effort to provide precious health services to ethnic tribes in Arunachal Pradesh.
In a laudable move, the Uttar Pradesh government will soon provide free sanitary napkins to reduce the absenteeism of girls in schools during their periods, an official said, adding the move follows growing concerns over personal hygiene of girls attaining puberty.
In order to help patients and pregnant women from inaccessible areas reach their nearest hospital or motorable road, a new programme has been launched in Rayagada district of Odisha under which 183 remote villages will be provided with a specially-designed sling each.
A Hyderabad-based IT services company today said it has developed a mobile App that would allow Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Andhra Pradesh to access requisite guidelines on pre and post- pregnancy care anywhere and at any time.
The government Wednesday introduced a scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission, which is seen as successful in reaching the rural populace.