programme is a core programme of NRHM. It
was launched in April 2005 to achieve the
defined goals of NRHM. ASHA Programme is related
to the improvement in the access to health care
at the household level through the mobilization
efforts of a village health worker called ASHA.
responsible for mobilizing and providing
information to the community on the need for
timely utilization of health and family welfare
services, especially to the pregnant women.
Empowered with knowledge and a drug-kit to
deliver first-contact healthcare, every ASHA is
expected be the catalyst for community
participation in public health programmes in her
Selection and Training ASHA
directions of the state, district initiated the
selection of ASHAs in 2005 and by the end of
second financial year; the selection of the
required number of ASHAs was completed.
Currently, there are nearly 1418 ASHAs in the
Trainings, as suggested by state, till the sixth
module (A), have been completed across the
district, covering all the selected ASHAs.