‘I Want Them To Be Safe’: ASHA Worker Donates Mask & Soaps In Balangir Village

Bhubaneswar: Going beyond the call of duty this hero donated self-stitched masks and soaps to the villagers because she wanted them to be safe.

The woman in the spotlight is Uma Pradhan who hails from Checherban of Belpada block in Balangir district. She works as an ASHA worker in the area whose population is about 266.

While deployed to create awareness on COVID-19, use of masks and maintenance of social distancing, Uma noticed that many didn’t wear a mask. Upon enquiring, the villagers expressed a lack of availability of face masks.

Taking matters into own hand, Uma bought material and stitched masks herself. She also bought a bunch of soaps and distributed them amongst pregnant women, postpartum women, aged people and minors.

She also gave a lesson on hand hygiene to the children.

ASHA worker Uma Pradhan’s initiative soon caught the Balangir Collector’s attention. Taking to Twitter, he praised her efforts and said that she has ‘set an example of dedication for all frontline workers’.

Uma Pradhan