July 3, 2020

In Jharkhand, the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) generally known as Sahiya didis have played an important role in the recently conducted door-to-door Intensive Public Health Survey from June 18 to 25 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


  • Jharkhand has become the first state to complete such a survey within a stipulated time.

  • The Sahiya didis identified  55 thousand 215 people aged above 40 years  with the highest risk of Corona infection, or are suffering from severe respiratory diseases.

  • The ASHAs in Jharkhand, known as “Sahiyas”, have been supporting delivery of health care services to the last mile, especially in the tribal areas.