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eINDIA 2015 – Dr Tarun Chaudhary, Project Director, Maternal Health, National Health Mission, Government of Rajasthan

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Making data digital

ASHA and Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) were the key interventions when the NHM started. However, nobody unfortunately knows what ASHAs are doing in the field. In Rajasthan, there are 48,000 ASHA workers and we have created a structure keeping a detailed record of them. We built this by assembling the existing resources and converted them all into digital. We designed a claim form which made the ASHAs aware of the paid 26 activities that they are entitled to. This helps to monitor the work done by ASHAs in every district and the CMO releases concerned the payment with a digital signature after verification. This helps us closely monitor ASHAs, as it’s linked with PCTCS. ASHA Soft is evidence-based and we have created a dedicated ASHA helpline to deal with their queries. We have paid more than Rs80cr to ASHAs this year.

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