February 2010|Vol 7|Issue 2

February 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 2

Guest Editorial


    The implementation of the National Campaign and subsequently the State level campaigns on Homoeopathy for Happy Mother and Healthy child since 2008 have increased the awareness among the general public on the efficacy of Homoeopathy in these fields. Once the district level campaigns are also implemented the impact would be quite impressive. The Department of AYUSH at the Central level and their counterparts at the state level have to be highly commended for the proactive approach in this regard.

      Taking the lead from the Government's positive approach, some additional measures can be thought of by the Homoeopathic institutions, organizations and bodies in extending and expanding this kind of programme. This can be done in different ways. The organizations could carry out awareness programmes in fields other than Maternal and Child health at different levels in the form of camps, on-going clinics, etc.

    Homoeopaths and Homoeopathic organizations could have a tie up with mainstream Hospitals and conduct such camps or programmes by showing evidence based documents on the effectiveness of Homoeopathy in various disciplines. Recently Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai conducted a symposium on integrating the AYUSH systems with mainstream medicine and was well received. Homoeopaths, in collaboration with practitioners of other systems of medicine could arrange forums for such interaction.

    Major companies in the corporate sector like manufacturing industries, software majors, etc. could always be approached for such collaboration as they have a large stakeholder base. Corporate social responsibility is an ongoing programme in all major companies and they would definitely lend an ear to positive ideas.

    Good communication channels should be established for effective dissemination of such programmes. One can easily imagine how rapidly we can spread the system far and wide when there is effective interaction among all concerned. Homoeo Times has begun the New Year with discussion forums on various practically pertinent and persistent issues. Along with this, suggestions for system development from various experts shall also be seen as an additional facet in forthcoming issues.
Let us arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.

Yours in Homoeopathy
G. Suresh.