New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will launch a national campaign on Homoeopathy for Mother and Child Care and various other campaigns with a view to creating further awareness among medical practitioners and the common man about the potential of this branch of medicine.
The national campaign is aimed at mobilising homoeopathic practitioners and institutions for improving the health standards of women and children. There are a large number of Homoeopathic Medical Colleges and institutionally qualified Homoeopathic Physicians in the country whose services are currently underutilised in various National Health Programmes in general and for mother and child health care in particular, Health Ministry sources said.
The campaign would help provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and information and establish linkages between medical practitioners of different systems of medicine and further create avenues for coordination amongst medical practitioners so as to promote integrated health care for women and children.
The campaign would be flagged off during the two-day National Workshop, to be held here from November 5.
The workshop is expected to have participation of policy makers, physicians of all streams, representatives of homoeopathic pharmaceutical industry and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the health sector.
This national workshop would be followed by State and district level workshops.
The awareness generated during this campaign will lay the foundation for a long-term relationship among homoeopathic physicians and teachers, allopathic physicians, NGOs and administrators of AYUSH systems in the Central as well as State Governments that could generate new collaboration and coordination on public health issues.
The activities of the National Campaign are being coordinated by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, an autonomous organisation of the Department of AYUSH, under the administrative control of the Health Ministry.