A worker associated with Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) fell of a wireless tower in Bhopal on Wednesday during an agitation to demand a rise in minimum salaries given.
The shocking incident was captured on tape which reveals how the woman had climbed the tower during the protests. Several people, including police officials, climbed the tower in a bid to rescue her but in the ensuing chaos, the worker and another man plunged down to the ground. News agency ANI reported that the worker has received injuries and was rushed to the Gandhi Medical College.
#WATCH: An ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker falls off a wireless tower at Polytechnic Chauraha in Bhopal during the workers' protest demanding an increase in their minimum salary. The injured worker has been taken to Gandhi Medical College. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/4iORUuRolR
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2018
Wednesday was the second day of protests carried out by ASHA workers who have a number of salary-related demand including rise in minimum salaries, a fixed salary to be fixed, travel allowances. Some of them have even camped outside CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence. They say that rising prices have affected their budgets and because many of them are out on fieldwork, require an allowance for fuel considering the high prices of petrol and diesel currently.