Experiences of frontline workers in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh during the Covid-19 pandemic

Kapur, Avani and Sinha, Sanaya and Shukla, Ritwik and John, Jenny Susan and Ranjan, Udit and Kumar, Dinesh and Ratan, Ram and Muskan, Seema and Verma, Vinod and Baber, Anil and Kumar, Premchand and Ramtake, Swapna (2021) Experiences of frontline workers in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh during the Covid-19 pandemic. Project Report. Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

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Abstract

In the advent of COVID-19, frontline workers (FLWs) such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) found themselves at the forefront of combating the pandemic. In addition to regular healthcare and nutrition delivery, their revised responsibilities included screening for COVID-19, contact tracing, communication of preventative measures, adapting nutrition-related programmes, and doorstep delivery of maternal and child health services. In this report, the Accountability Initiative (AI) at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) highlights the oft-overlooked stories of government functionaries at the frontline of COVID-19 response since the advent of the initial lockdown. The overall objectives covered in this report are: 1. Understanding the evolving role of FLW workers during the pandemic and the impact of COVID work on their regular duties. 2. Gaining insight into the processes and best practices for training, implementation and supportive supervision.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Community health workers (CHWs), National health system, Primary health centers, ASHA workers, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 10:12
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 10:13
Note: "This report was created as part of the COVID-19 Research Funding Programme 2020, which received financial support from Azim Premji University. The facts, opinions and conclusions mentioned in the report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of Azim Premji University. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by the University. The University does not assume responsibility or liability for in respect of the data, material or opinions therein”.
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2766
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