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Mamata announces special package for 6500 HHWs in Bengal

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Kolkata, June 29, (HS) In a bid to make primary healthcare facilities more robust  in urban areas, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a new financial package for over 6500 trained Honorary Health Workers(HHW) ending their long standing demand and providing relief.

 

She tweeted, “As part of our continued efforts to make primary healthcare in urban areas more robust, I, on behalf of the Government of West Bengal, am pleased to introduce a package of financial incentives for the trained Honorary Health Workers (HHW) providing services in urban areas.”

In another message she said that these HHWs will be specially trained to handle pregnant women, infants, immunisation, elimination of TB and other such diseases through household visits. Around 6,500 HHWs will be benefitted by this initiative starting from July 1.