GUWAHATI, Dec 22 - The first�accredited social health activists� (ASHA) convention of Kamrup Metro district was held today at Triosem Hall, Dimoria development block at Sonapur.
Fakhruddin Ahmed, ADC of Kamrup Metro, Dr Ganesh Saikia, Joint Director of Health Services of Kamrup Metro, Dr Arun Boruah, SDM and MO of Sonapur BPHC and other senior officials spoke on various aspects of the National Health Mission and on the linkage between community and health sector, said a statement.
At the convention, the ASHA members were felicitated for the services they have rendered to the community. A total of 211 ASHA members were felicitated with�mekhela chadar.
Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the ASHA for their efforts and said that without their efforts health services would not have been possible.
Dr PN Bora, Maternal Health Consultant, delivered a speech on various schemes provided by National Health Mission and how the ASHA could act as a bridge between the health sector and community.
A street play on importance of tobacco control was staged by the Jagreeti Cultural Centre on the occasion and a quiz contest regarding new health issues was also conducted among the ASHA members.