Women Health Workers and the COVID-19 pandemic in India

Sreerekha Sathi

Hard work which never pays, that has been the story of India’s public health workers. Their hard work, care, and attentive love for the country’s most vulnerable has entered a new phase under the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this article written for Convivial Thinking, Dr Sreerekha Sathi writes about the women working for India’s government run public health scheme, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA).

She highlights how these temporary and voluntary workers are facing boycotts and attacks from the local population as they try to carry out their work collecting data on COVID-19 patients, providing counseling and creating awareness in the community.

Read the full articlePunished if you care, punished if you don’t: Women Health Workers and the COVID-19 pandemic in India

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