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Health and Nutritional Status of Rural School Children of Vidharbha Region - Maharashtra, Served by the Teachers and Village Volunteers as Primary Health Care Workers


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Improvement of community health requires strengthening of the primary health care component of health care system. This involves effective utilisation of available human resources in the community. Under Indian conditions, primary school teachers, postal staff, village level workers (Gramsevaks), etc who are already working in rural areas, can be trained and as suggested by Mahatma Gandhi down to DGHS in recent years for this purpose.
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  • Health and Nutritional Status of Rural School Children of Vidharbha Region - Maharashtra, Served by the Teachers and Village Volunteers as Primary Health Care Workers

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Darshan Singh
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, P. O. Sevagram, Maharashtra, India
N. Pralhad Rao
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, P. O. Sevagram, Maharashtra, India
Sushila Nayar
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, P. O. Sevagram, Maharashtra, India
D. Roy Choudhury
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, P. O. Sevagram, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Improvement of community health requires strengthening of the primary health care component of health care system. This involves effective utilisation of available human resources in the community. Under Indian conditions, primary school teachers, postal staff, village level workers (Gramsevaks), etc who are already working in rural areas, can be trained and as suggested by Mahatma Gandhi down to DGHS in recent years for this purpose.