Promotion of Traditional Health Care Practices

Traditional system of medicine continue to be widely practiced on many accounts till date. Inadequate supply of drugs, population rise, huge cost of treatments, side effects of several synthetic drugs and development of resistance to currently used drugs for infectious diseases have lead to the increased demand for using plants and herbs for medicinal purposes.

In 2017-18, IMSE continued its programme in its project areas in West Bengal and Jharkhand for the promotion of tribal medicine and acupuncture among indigenous communities and others, as peoples' alternative to promote realisation of right to health of the poor and marginalised indigenous groups. IMSE's herbal tribal medicinal programme has already drawn wide spread attention of the people from different walks of life. Health check up camps and blood donation camps organized in Jharkhand, Odisha and Krishnakunja and Birbhum.