Knowledge assessment of Anganwadi workers during COVID-19 in Hisar district, Haryana
Preeti, Dr. Vandana Varma and Dr. Ella Rani
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to various sectors, including the healthcare and social welfare systems. Anganwadi workers, being at the forefront of delivering essential services to vulnerable populations, play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of women and children. However, assessing their knowledge regarding COVID-19 and related preventive measures has been essential to evaluate their preparedness and effectiveness in mitigating the transmission of the virus. The present study aimed at assessing the knowledge of Anganwadi workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana state. A number of 100 Anganwadi workers was selected from 10 villages of the Hisar district. Majority of the Anganwadi worker carried out non- formal education through online mode and phone call and had visited home to home for contacting the family of new born baby. More than half of the Anganwadi workers get information of COVID-19 from watching TV channels, interaction with colleagues and from official circular. The respondents had good knowledge on preventive practices and almost half of the respondents follow the preventive practices and reported that some time due to non-cooperative staff and community members they could not follow measures to maintain social distance. The respondents possessed the knowledge of social distance measure and also follow these measures during COVID-19. The respondents was not able to carried out developmental activity during COVID-19 pandemic.
How to cite this article:
Preeti, Dr. Vandana Varma and Dr. Ella Rani. Knowledge assessment of Anganwadi workers during COVID-19 in Hisar district, Haryana. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 1876-1883.