ASHA

The urban ASHA will work as the link between urban poor and health services. There is an ASHA planned for 200 � 500 slum households each and will be assigned such that all slums are covered. These frontline workers will be trained as per the ASHA training modules.
The urban ASHA will work as the link between urban poor and health services. There is an ASHA planned for 200 � 500 slum households each and will be assigned such that all slums are covered. These frontline workers will be trained as per the ASHA training modules.

The ASHAs will start providing services once they are trained. They will then be paid incentives based on their performance for the following activities:

  • • Organize Urban Health and Nutrition Days

  • • Organize monthly meeting of MAS

  • • Attend the monthly meeting at UPHC

  • • Organize community meeting for strengthening preventive and promotive aspects

  • • Maintain records as per norms like SHIR, meeting minutes, outreach camp register

  • • Additional immunization incentives for achieving complete immunization in her area

  • • Incentives built in schemes such as JSY, RNTCP, NVBDCP, Family Planning, Home based newborn care etc.

ASHA`s Work Profile:

  • • Ensuring 4 antenatal checkups, institutional delivery and post natal checkups.

  • • Identifying the risk and referring the mother & child to the health institution.

  • • Promoting attendance of children at anganwadi on village health and nutrition day for immunization.

  • • Holding monthly meetings of Village Health and Sanitation Committee.

  • • Counselling couples for family planning and distributing contraceptives to eligible couples.

  • • Counselling mothers for immunization of child at every household.

  • • Interface between community and health services to control diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, Blindness etc.

Currently around 624 ASHA are working in the BBMP under NUHM Scheme. They are given a small village or a cluster of houses for ensuring better awareness about health, RCH activities and family welfare services in the village.
ASHA Soft (The Online Payment and Monitoring System):- It is an online system launched on 1st October, 2016. ASHA Soft facilitates the user to capture beneficiary wise details of services given by ASHA to the community, online payment of ASHA to their bank accounts, generate various reports to monitor the progress of the programme and to ensure their timely and seamless online payment.
Why ASHA Soft - To ensure timely and transparent online payment to ASHAs; To improve the system for effective monitoring their performance on 32 parameters.
Main activities - Verification of ASHA Claim Form; Online data entry of ASHA Claim Form and its verification on ASHA Soft; Release of sanction or fund transfer order; Release of payment;





Brief Description

The ASHA programme was introduced as a key component of the community process intervention and now it has emerged as the largest community health worker programme in the world and is considered a critical contribution to enabling people's participation in health.
ASHA is a community level worker whose role is to function as a health care facilitator, a service provider and to generate awareness on health issues. Besides delivering key services to maternal child health and family planning, she also renders important services under National Disease Control Programme.