Bull Inst Hist Med Hyderabad. 1993 ; 23(1): 21-9.
Role of traditional healers in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-5 (U.P.) India.
Health is considered one of the basic needs of human beings and access to health services an undeniable right of every one. Improvement on human health front has not occurred equally every where and benefits have not percolated to every one. The rural population has least benefitted from the advancements of modern sciences. The health condition of rural areas is very poor. to achieve the goal of 'Health for all' the confidence and accumulated wisdom of traditional healers are to be used in proper direction. If proper facilities are provided to traditional healers they may help in easing pressure on overburdened clinics by treating minor, self limiting psychosomatic and certain other kinds of ailments in which traditional therapies are effective and appropriate.