17 Dec 2016

‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’ launched by the AYUSH Ministry to promote health and health education in villages

Swasthya Rakshan Program has been initiated through Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) in selected districts/ villages with the following aims and objectives:-

  1. To organize Swasthya Rakshan OPDs, Swasthya Parikshan Camps and Health/Hygiene awareness programme
  2. Awareness about cleanliness of domestic surroundings and environment.
  3. Provide medical aid/incidental support in the adopted Colonies/villages.
  4. Documentation of demographic information, food habits, hygiene conditions, seasons, lifestyle etc., incidence/prevalence of disease and their relation to the incidence of disease.
5.      Assessment of health status and propagation of Ayurvedic concept of pathya-apathya and extension of health care services.

            Initiatives  undertaken so far:
·         Developed IEC material (Banners, hoardings, posters, handouts) in Hindi, English and 07 regional languages.
·          Swasthya  Rakshan OPDs organized in each village on    weekly basis for providing treatment  for various disease conditions.
·         Swasthya Parikshan Camps organized on weekly basis.
·         Survey is undertaken in the identified villages to identify prevalent diseases. Individual Health screening of people have been done.
·         For Health Promotion and health education, mass campaigning through rallies, Nukkad Nataks focussing on personal, environmental and social hygiene are being for creating awareness about hygiene.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

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