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Odisha ensures timely salary for ANMs, GNMs and LHVs

Bhubaneswar: At least 7,907 auxiliary nursing midwifery (ANM), 1,228 lady health visitors (LHVs) and over 2,400 general training and midwifery (GNMs) working in grassroots level across the State under the Health and Family Welfare Department will now get their salaries timely.

The Finance Department has approved the proposal of the Health Department to this effect recently.

Since the salaries of the ANMs, GNMs and LHVs working under the Family Planning Directorate are based on 100 per cent Central grants, the workers receive their salaries in every three months. 

They have been demanding timely payment of their salaries and have held several protests too to press their demands.

After Health Secretary P K Mohapatra took up the issue with Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra, the Government decided to make full payment of the salaries to the workers from its own budget and get the reimbursement from the Central funds when released.

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