Services at anganwadi center (AWC) are delivered by an anganwadi worker
(AWW), who is a part-time honorary employee.
Premlata is an Anganwadi worker
but it is now eight months since she got her monthly remuneration.
Her mother, Sudesh Malik, an anganwadi worker
, calls her daughter a " bold" girl who believes in charting her own destiny.
Most of the mothers are also aware of the medical kit available inside the Anganwadi and they know that the Anganwadi worker
can help their children in case of small infections, colds or skin related diseases.
Considering the negligence involved in the case, authorities have suspended five health workers and one anganwadi worker
, PTI reported.
At each visit ICDS staff including Anganwadi worker
, helper of Anganwadi workers
and parents were recounselled about quantity and frequency of MHDP.
Nandha et al (2) observed that people trust anganwadi worker
as a government representative and complied with MDA.
A single overburdened anganwadi worker
can not be able to provide supplementary feeding as well as home visits for the younger children because of time constraints and also because of perceived knowledge limitations regarding child health and nutrition.
An Anganwadi worker
gets an honorarium of Rs5,000 (Dh383) and her assistant Rs2,500.
(AWW) and Anganwadi centre (AWC) work for better linkages of the community with the health system.
There was a provision for counseling to mother by anganwadi worker
so that mother can look after her child's growth even after the program is over.