The Delhi ASHA Kamgar Union held its state conference in Delhi on 8 August. ASHA workers have decided to stand united with the Delhi ASHA Kamgar Union and strengthen the struggle for their rights in Delhi. The struggle will be intensified and the government will have to fulfill their just demands for regular employment, government employee status, Rs 10000 Corona allowance, and safety kits including enough number of masks, sanitizers and gloves. The Modi and Kejriwal governments must heed the just demands of ASHA workers.
Earlier a conference in the North East Delhi Zone was held on 1 Aug. The conference began by remembering ASHA worker Noorma Naaz who died during the Corona period.
Despite heavy rain, many ASHAs from various dispensaries participated in the conference and expressed their views. They narrated how during this entire Corona period ASHA workers are not being given adequate safety kits. Many ASHAs from various dispensaries and their families got infected with Covid. The government is extracting work from them but not heeding their demands.