In Maharashtra, there are about 2 lakh Anganwadi workers who are working ceaselessly in the rural areas for the betterment of Adivasi people and around 57,000 Asha workers working with the government to provide medical and health facilities to the poor and needy people.
In the remote and interior tribal areas, the Anganwadi and Asha workers are the one-point contact between the people and the health workers.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Member of Parliament (MP) Supriya Sule has raised a demand to provide these workers with health cards. And their breast and cervical cancer investigations should be done.
The Anganwadi and Asha workers, work day-and-night in the rural areas, in order to make sure that the medical facilities reach the poor and needy people. They also take care off about 73 lakh children living in the Anganwadis.
Supriya Sule has come forward to help these Anganwadi and Asha workers and had tweeted, “The state government should come forward and take care of the health of Anganwadi and Asha workers. Government should give them health cards as these women work in adverse conditions. Through the health card, their haemoglobin test and investigations for breast and cervical cancer should be done. Government should make provision for this. I am raising this demand to the Chief Ministers Office and the Prime Minister’s Office”
Anganwadi and Asha workers are the backbone of the government in rural areas. They are the one who play a pivotal role in taking care of the health issues before the state machinery can reach out to the remote areas.