Surat : ASHA Worker in Gujarat to get quality uniform, thanks to MANTRA
A meeting was convened on August 23, where government officials and MANTRA scientists, led by Sanjiv Upadhyay, discussed the specifications and criteria for the Asha Worker uniforms.
Surat : Approximately 70,000 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) Workers employed in government health centres across Gujarat will soon don a uniform, thanks to the Surat-based Man-Made Textile Research Association (MANTRA), in a significant development aimed at improving the work environment and professionalism of healthcare workers. The Gujarat Government’s Health Department has requested MANTRA’s assistance in determining the quality criteria for these uniforms.
A meeting was convened on August 23, where government officials and MANTRA scientists, led by Sanjiv Upadhyay, discussed the specifications and criteria for the Asha Worker uniforms. The collaborative effort between the state government and MANTRA is expected to contribute to the comfort and functionality of these uniforms, ensuring they meet the prescribed quality standards.
The chosen uniform for Asha Workers will consist of a kurta, pajama, and dupatta, and it is being crafted from man-made textiles. To ensure the highest quality, MANTRA has provided the Gujarat Government with detailed information and guidelines for evaluating the uniform’s material and construction. These guidelines are instrumental in determining whether the uniforms meet the required standards.
Sanjiv Upadhyay, a junior scientist at MANTRA, expressed his enthusiasm for the project and noted that the organization is dedicated to the betterment and upliftment of the state of Gujarat. The collaboration is seen as a positive step in not only improving the professional image of Asha Workers but also in providing them with comfortable and functional uniforms that will enhance their roles in government health centers.
“The introduction of uniforms for Asha Workers is expected to streamline their appearance and provide them with a sense of identity and professionalism as they carry out their crucial duties in healthcare centers across the state” said MANTRA spokesperson.