Mysore/Mysuru: Strongly opposing the uploading of data of NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) survey to the Health Department through Mobile app, ASHA workers, under the banner of AIUTUC affiliated Karnataka State Samyukta ASHA Workers Association, staged a demonstration in front of the DHO Office in Nazarbad here on Thursday.
Maintaining that they faced a lot of hardships and risked their health in conducting the house-to-house NCD survey that was ordered soon after the COVID pandemic subsided late last year, the ASHA workers said that the Data has been filled in the prescribed format. But now, the health authorities have been asking them to upload the Data in the Department website, which is not correct, they contended.
Claiming that every ASHA worker has to upload data of the survey of a thousand people, they said that it is a huge burden on them as it is time consuming and they have to do it after finishing their other daily duties. They also contended that it is not financially possible for them to upload the data using an Internet package with Rs.10 incentive per house provided by the Department.
Later, they submitted a memorandum to DHO Office opposing the Health Department’s move.
Association office-bearers Manjula, Pushpa, Girijamma, Siddamma, Sunitha, AIUTUC office-bearers Yashodhar, P.S. Sandhya, Seema, Harish and others took part in the protest demonstration.