Going door-to-door is one of the many ways how these ‘field workers’ interact with women and their families. They also organise meetings with women and girls to discuss the issues related to anaemia, hygiene, nutrition and pregnancy. These meet-ups are called ‘Saathiya Club’.
They also track the health of the children and pregnant women using an app.
Nivedita Barathakur, the zonal program head of the Schoolnet initiative informs 101Reporters, said: “Around 1,467 pregnant women in Tinsukia and 789 in Dibrugarh are constantly monitored by the field workers using an in-house app called Survey CTO. Apart from this, 1,323 children in Tinsukia and 721 in Dibrugarh have been tracked to administer immunisation on time. We have seen exceptional changes [in the health] of these families.”