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
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