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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 30

OA01. 30. Ayurveda gram yojna (AGY) - mainstreaming of health & Ayurveda in rural area: An observational study

Govt. Ayurveda Dispensary, Gorpar, Raigarh, India

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Vd. Raman Ranjan
Govt. Ayurveda Dispensary, Gorpar, Raigarh
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Purpose: To achieve the goal of good rural health the need of incorporation of Ayurveda was realized and Ayurveda Gram Yojna was implemented in Govt. Ayurveda Dispensary of Chhattisgarh. Aims were to achieve good public health in rural area, maintain lifestyle according to Ayurvedic regimen, promote cultivation and use of medicinal plants, control and prevent endemic diseases, make national health program successful in those villages. Method: A comparative study was done before and after implementation of AGY from 2009 to 2012 in Govt. Ayurveda dispensary, Gorpar village. Data was collected from the available reports and the records at the Govt Ayurvedic dispensary regarding the operational mechanism and utilisation of the services and their benefits under the AGY. All the data collected were critically analysed and expressed in means. Result: In Gorpar village AGY was implemented since 2009. Increase in number of patients visiting the dispensary old 147 to 301, Female 1126 to 1745, male 1365 to 2091 before and after respectively. Health camps done 0 and 11 (no. of patients 1156), Yoga camps done 0 and 2, school health camps done 0 and 11 (no of students treated 825), Ayurveda awareness camp done 0 and 3, Plantation of medicinal plant in village 0 and 128, training program for Mitanin 0 and 3 before and after respectively. Before implementation of this yojna there were endemic disease like diarrhea but after implementation there was no any endemic reported. After this yojna dispensary took part in national program like family control program, malaria and T.B. control program, leprosy eradication program. Conclusion: Upgrowing trend shows that Ayurveda gram yojna is effective program for improvement of rural heath through Ayurveda. Beside few shortcomings at the quality, quantity and adequacy of the system strength of the services through it, it has a large and positive impact on the rural health.

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