New Delhi, A group of about 90 ASHA representatives from across the country called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to express their happiness, and thank him for the recent announcement of increase in incentives, and insurance cover.
The Prime Minister recalled his recent interaction with the ASHA and Anganwadi workers across the country, via video conference.
He appreciated the experiences and personal accounts that had been shared by ASHA representatives that day, and said that these will surely prove inspirational for many.
Today, ASHA activists shared some more accounts of how they had been instrumental in saving lives of poor mothers and children through timely intervention.
The Prime Minister appreciated the skill and dedication of ASHA workers and recalled that even Bill and Melinda Gates had praised the efforts of ASHAs towards eradication of diseases such as Kala Azar.
He encouraged them to devote their energies to work in coordination with other government agencies to improve the quality of life in their villages. He also explained how Government schemes and initiatives are all aimed at empowering the poor to fight poverty.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda was also present on the occasion.