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.