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Over million health workers paid less than Rs 1,000 a month in India

Health workers in India paid less than the cost of a single malt bottle

Prachi Salve Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend 

Nearly a million workers–forming the frontline of India’s faltering public health system–are inadequately trained and are underpaid, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of health ministry data, imperilling the country’s progress in healthcare efforts. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs)–considered to be voluntary workers–are paid a honorarium by the government and most make about Rs 1,000 a month–less than the cost of a bottle of single malt or a branded shirt. ASHAs are required to undergo a 23-day training spread across 12 months, but a ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 07:50 IST
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