New Delhi: With an aim to ensure thatayurveda is accessible to the rural community, especiallywomen, efforts are being made to make the discipline a part ofprimary health centres and create awareness about it. A programme has been conceptualized to create awareness,clear myths and generate suggestions for policy formulationsfor incorporating ayurveda in National Rural Healthcaresystems for women.
Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath saidrural women not being so well-educated are dependent on localhealth workers, governments’ hospitals and sometimes on theinformation that trickles down to them from urban lifestyles. The seminar also recognized the need to clear some mythsamongst both urban and rural women about some practicesrelated to women-specific lifestyles. PTI
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