Mysuru, April 29:- Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers in the city are working day and night tirelessly to ensure the safety of the public amid the coronavirus pandemic. As a token of appreciation for their work, District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar distributed cheques of Rs 2,000 as an encouragement to 94 ASHA workers at the premises of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) here on Wednesday.
“Cheques of Rs 2,000 have been distributed to 94 ASHA workers. We had requested organisations of the district to help the ASHA workers of the district. 1898 ASHA workers are working in Mysuru district. We had requested cooperative unions, banks and milk producers unions to donate money. We have received a better response for our plea,” said the minister.
“Cooperative unions are functioning in all villages of the district. Those organisations will hand over cheques to ASHA workers in the coming days. Muslim Cooperative Bank, KPTCL Cooperative Union and Railway Gruha Nirmana Sangha have donated funds for this distribution,” he added.
Krishnaraja Constituency MLA S A Ramadass, Chamaraja Constituency MLA L Nagendra, Mayor Tasneem Banu, Deputy Mayor C Sridhar, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr R Venkatesh, MCC Commissioner Gurudutta Hegde, BJP leader Rajeev, senior police officers and others were present. (MR/KS)