Asha COVID-19 Emergency Response: Asha Community Health Volunteers provide primary health care in Asha communities

Dr Kiran: ”Asha Community Health Volunteers have begun the wonderful work of providing Primary Health Care in Asha communities. They have:

-Oral Rehydration Solution packets for young children to prevent dehydration due to diarrheal illness. Dehydration can be life-threatening especially in the summer.

– Paracetamol for fever and aches and pains

– chlorpheniramine for colds and allergies

– Gentian Violet Paint(1%) for Pyoderma( boils etc)

– Iron and Folic Acid for expectant as well as lactating mothers

– antacids

– antispasmodics to relieve abdominal pain

– Co-trimoxazole for bacterial stool infections

– Iron and B Complex Syrup for children under 5 years.

– antibiotic ointment and dressing material for wounds and injuries ”



When a woman goes into labour, the CHV calls the police and they take her to the hospital in the police van


Postnatal visit. Making sure mother and newborn are fine


CHV in action