Himachal Pradesh Government Launches “Nigah” Scheme

Himachal Pradesh Government Launches “Nigah” Scheme

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Himachal Pradesh Government Launches “Nigah” Scheme

The Himachal Pradesh Government to launch a new programme called “Nigah”

AIM of NIGAH scheme?

The programme aims at educating family members that are coming from other parts of the country.

Notable Points

  • The Nigah Programme is to deploy ASHA, anganwadi and health workers to create awareness about maintaining social distancing during home quarantine
  • Under the programme the health workers will sensitize the members of the family that are arriving from other states.

Importance of the scheme

  • The GoI had recently launched train and bus facilities for the migrants stranded in different states to reach their home town
  • Disinfectants were sprayed on them during their stay in quarantine camps
  • Also, strict social distancing was followed during their stay
  • However, they were not tested for COVID-19 infections.
  • Therefore, programme like Nigah will help to keep the family members of these migrated workers till they are tested for the infection
  • Also, these measures will help save the family members from possible infections

Who is ASHA?

  • ASHA is Accredited Social Health Activist. ASHA workers are trained female community health activist
  • These women are selected from the community where they are to be employed
  • The ASHA scheme is presently implemented in 33 states except Goa, Puducherry and Chandigarh
  • ASHA workers are deployed in both rural and urban areas. The ASHA worker should have at least completed Class X.

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