Telangana Government Announces Paid Maternity Leave To Asha Workers

The decision was taken at a review meeting on ASHA and auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs)


Telangana's health minister T. Harish Rao on Monday announced paid maternity leaves for Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) employees in recognition of their role in providing top-notch healthcare services to the population in the state.

Rao has asked senior health officials to conduct a study on the implementation of maternity leave with pay for ASHAs and ANMs, following which a detailed report will be submitted so that the benefit can be passed on to these front-line workers.


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