Holistic integrated health system in state soon

Holistic integrated health system in state soon

More youth taking to drugs: Ramdas

Medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas announced that the state would introducing a ‘holistic integrated health system’, which is a first of its kind in the country, shortly.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of a state-level folklore festival ‘Nam Jana Nam Nudi’, organised jointly by JCI Mysore Chariot and Kannada and culture department here on Sunday.

Observing that the number of youth suffering from mental illness was rising, he said the government has allotted 50 acres of land to the Central government for setting up a counselling centre and hospital in Bangalore.

He said an increasing number of persons among youth were getting addicted to drugs and several others were taking to drinking, smoking and chewing tobacco.
It is important to involve youth in folk art in order to help them become stronger mentally, he added.

Ramdas said it was important to expose children to folk music during their early years itself in order to make them confident.

Mentioning that a majority of students passing out of professional courses were lacking in confidence, he said it was important to ensure that they are involved in folk art or music

A four-member committee has been formed, comprising doctors Nagarathna and Shyamala, which would submit a report within one-month about therapeutic aspects of music. He said they would travel across the state to find traditional healing associated with folk music.

Ramdas mentioned that the medicine for H1N1 was found through folk music.
He said it was found during research that folk music had mentioned the use of tulsi and turmeric for improving immunity.

DCP Basavaraj Malagathi, Kannada and culture department assistant director K N Annegowda, S Suresh and others were present.

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