ASHA Current Affairs - 2020

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completes six years of journey

On August 28, 2020, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completed its six years of journey. The Ministry of Finance has shared its achievements in a series of tweets. Highlights The scheme is a national mission for financial inclusion. Around 40.35 crore beneficiaries were banked under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana since its inception. As on Read More…

State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Government: First of its Kind

On May 27, 2020, the Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. Highlights The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has Read More…

“Nigah” Scheme to be launched by Himachal Pradesh Government

The Himachal Pradesh Government is to launch a new programme called “Nigah”. The programme aims at educating family members that are coming from other parts of the country. Highlights The Nigah Programme is to deploy ASHA, anganwadi and health workers to create awareness about maintaining social distancing during home quarantine. Under the programme the health Read More…

COVID-19: “Sahyog” Mobile application launched by Survey of India

The Survey of India has launched a mobile application called “Sahyog” to collect information about COVID-19 specific data sets through community engagement. Highlights The application will help to increase response activities of the GoI towards the pandemic. The data collected through the Sahyog application will be used to enhance other applications such as “Arogya Setu” Read More…

Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers fighting COVID-19

On March 29, 2020, the Government of India approved insurance scheme for health workers that are fighting against Corona Virus. The Scheme was announced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package that was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on March 26, 2020. Key Features of the Scheme Under the scheme, the health workers are Read More…