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ASHA workers tracked nearly 30.43 lakh migrant returnees in UP: Ministry

ASHA workers tracked nearly 30.43 lakh migrant returnees in UP: Ministry

New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI) The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in Uttar Pradesh have tracked nearly 30.43 migrant returnees, thus playing a critical role in supporting the state’s COVID-19 management.

'In a gigantic exercise, UP’s 1.6 lakh ASHAs have tracked over nearly 30.43 lakh migrant returnees in two phases- 11.24 lakh in the first and 19.19 lakh in the second phase. They have assisted in contact tracing and community level surveillance,' the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement on Tuesday.

The ASHAs not only identified 7965 persons with symptoms but also regularly followed up on their health status. They have facilitated sample collection from 2232 returnees of which 203 were found to be positive and were referred to COVID health care services.

Nigrani Samitis (Vigilance Committee) have been formed in all the villages under the Gram Pradhan.

The Samiti members, volunteers community patrols keep in touch with the ASHAs and provide her details of the migrants in the village, who in turn help with the follow up on the migrants.

ASHAs have played a critical role in sensitising the communities about the preventive measures to be adopted such as regular hand washing with soap and water, importance of wearing masks when out in public spaces, and maintaining adequate physical distancing.

As a result of their efforts, there has been enhanced awareness about essential and non-essential healthcare services and how to access these. The ASHAs are provided basic protective gear like masks and soaps and sanitizers as they go about their duties.

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