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Empowering the ASHA workers to truly integrate the multiple roles of community mobiliser, activist and provider of first contact care will ensure holistic developmental outcomes at the grassroot level. Discuss.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. Empowering the ASHA workers to truly integrate the multiple roles of community mobiliser, activist and provider of first contact care will ensure holistic developmental outcomes at the grassroot level. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express Indian Express

Why the question:

The country’s frontline health workers or ASHAs were one of the six recipients of the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award-2022 that recognizes leadership, contributions to advancing global health and commitment to regional health issues.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the importance of ASHA for grassroot level development.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about ASHA workers as part of National Rural Health Mission.

Body:

First, write about the major roles played the ASHA workers – The ASHA programme is considered as being vital to achieving the goal of increasing community engagement with the health system, improving the health status of the community through securing people’s access to health care services. Mention the work done by the ASHA workers in the Pandemic.

Next, write certain limitations with respect to the ASHA programme and suggest measures to empower the ASHA workers further.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.