Abstract:Background and Objective:
Homoeopathy is one of the various alternative system of medicine prevalent in India. A family health survey was conducted on an occasion of World Health day from 8th
April 2019 to 10th
April 2019 at Badi ka Bas Gram Panchayat by the Dept. of Community Medicine, Swasthya Kalyan Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Jaipur. The Objective of the survey was to collect the general information regarding the status of the following:-
1. Socio-economic status.
2. Diet and Nutritional status
3. Cultural Practices
4. Immunization status
5. Living environmental status
6. General Health status of entire family
Methods: An observational community based Cohort survey was conducted among 400 families visiting door to door from 8th April 2019 to 10th April 2019 at Badi ka Bas Gram Panchayat, Jaipur. A set of questionnaire was used for the survey.
Results: It was found that the literacy rate is 67.5% while 45% of families are suffering from poor water supply, improper drainage, poor housing & inadequate ventilation. Most of the houses don’t have sanitary latrines. Immunisation status in children was found to be incomplete in 11% of cases. In many families, children below 5 years were found under nutrition. In 40% of cases people have lack of knowledge regarding communicable diseases and their transmission and their different modes of prevention. General information was given about personal hygiene, balanced diet, immunization and homoeopathic treatment. 67.5% of people were literate and 72.7% of them are living in Pakka house.
Conclusion: Along with the health check-up camps, awareness programs must be conducted on regular basis in rural areas of Jaipur, in order to provide information about health, hygiene, general diseases and their prevention.