OVER six thousand ASHA workers from 11 states marched from Ram Lila Maidan and collected at Jantar Mantar to submit around 50 lakh signatures on a memorandum to the central government. The signatures were of ASHA workers, facilitators and beneficiaries as well as the general public.
The main demands were:
Ø To make the NHM a permanent programme of the government.
Ø No privatisation of the public health system.
Ø To improve infrastructure in all public health facilities.
Ø To increase the allocation for health to at least 6 per cent of the GDP.