CMHT will cover ASHA, Anganwadi workers: Biren

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Imphal: Acknowledging the selfless sacrifice and role during the crucial period of the Covid-19 pandemic, ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and Helpers would be covered by Chief Ministergi Hakshel-gi Tengbang (CHMT) for cashless treatment up to Rs. 2 lakh in hospitals.

Biren was at the launching function of ‘IT enabled Mega Convergence of Health-Nutrition-Education’ held at City Convention Center, Imphal on Tuesday.

“We need to monitor and manage things at the micro-level for progress and development. Hard work, sincerity, transparency and dedication are necessary ingredients so as to achieve inclusive development,” he said.

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He directed the chief secretary to issue an order regarding the government employees to be stationed at their respective posting places for smooth functioning of governance, if the infrastructure facilities such as accommodation etc. are available. He maintained that an Anganwadi centre should be adopted by every government officer so that there would be healthy competition among the Anganwadi centres in the state.

Around 4000 ASHAs, 11,500 Anganwadi workers and 9,959 Anganwadi helpers (a total of around 25,500) would be benefited under the scheme, he said. He announced that the honorariums of ASHAs, Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi helpers would be increased by Rs. 1,000, Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 respectively. A total 2,600 smartphones have already been distributed to Anganwadi workers and another 9,949 smartphones are being distributed today amounting to Rs. 9.14 crore, he said.

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Under the CM Health for All scheme, around 69 villages have been covered so far. Around 18,683 individuals have been registered and around 17,401 people have been examined by the health care workers at their doorsteps and distributed free medicines.

Biren expressed his happiness over the 100 percent potable water connection in every household of Kamjong district. He said the concerned executive engineer would be awarded for such achievement.

On this occasion, the chief minister launched the ‘Integrated Education Management System’ and Digital Learning Platform for the education sector and e-ASHA for the health sector. He also distributed tablets and smartphones to students and ASHA workers.

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