||Socio-cultural factors and health planning.
||SWASTH HIND 1973, 17, 7-9
Effective strategies of health planning would begin
by identifying and strengthening, through modern interpretation,
the existing healthy habits, and practices of the community. After
building an adequate rapport with the people through the sympathetic
interpretation of their cultural heritage, the health planner should
identify their deficiencies and tell them how to overcome them.
Both the processes require considerable amount of education and
persuasion. In this task, the local leadership and the local institutions
can play an important role. Also, the Indian system of medicine
and the system of nature cure should be fully encouraged and taken
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-CULTURAL; HEALTH PLANNING; INDIA.