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Tribals to get training in naturopathy from NIN
Anjali Marar | Saturday, 7 January 2017 AT 01:04 PM IST
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Pune: Doctors at National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) will soon roll out specialised dietary advisories for tribes living in and around Pune for leading a healthy life.

In addition to this, they will also create a training platform for people of this community under which they will be trained and taught practising various therapies of naturopathy. By this, the young tribal persons can get a golden opportunity to earn a living.

The first of kind training session is being designed as part of extending facilities and services of the ministry of AYUSH to the tribal community residing in Ghodebudruk and Ambegaon talukas.

The State Tribal Commissioner, had in late last year, requested through a written letter seeking NIN’s advice to help improve the living of the tribals.

It has been found that tribal people do not consume a very high nutritive value diet and are prone to develop illnesses owing to little or no access to basic healthcare amenities.

Elaborating the soon-to-be launched unit to Sakal Times, NIN Director Dr K Satya Lakshmi said, “Under the ministry, all essential activities will be provided to this community which are practised under naturopathy.” The main focus will remain on improving dietary habits, inculcating nature care techniques and also offering therapies.

Not only so, naturopathy experts are also open to learning from the tribes their way of living and eating. “It will basically be a two-way learning and teaching programme,” added the director. For better patient outreach and facilitate medical services for those who are unable to travel to NIN, all medical treatments relaxation therapies, acupuncture, yoga, hydrotherapy, naturopathy counselling, etc. the mobile nature clubs have been initiated for which the institution has partnered with local schools and hospitals.

All 18 doctors associated with NIN along with therapists regularly visit these clubs and offer services and therapies to public. On an average, 50 people benefit from these services on a daily basis. “These clubs aims at reaching out to maximum people and we have been getting a good response from the people,” said Dr Satya Lakshmi.
 
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