Further to your mail about choosing CHW, there are many BAMS (Ayurveda) and BHMS (Homeopath) doctors in rural India doing private practice.
Can we integrate them to such services? It would help if these practitioners are aligned with the thought process and goals of WHO, so as to achieve harmony in the management of diseases and preventive strategies.
I agree with Dr. Reddy's observations, that the program would work better if integrated into existing system.
HIFA profile: Narendra Javadekar is a physician and health economist with RESPIRE in India and has a professional interest in internal medicine, health economics, and public health. Email address: narenjavdekar AT yahoo.co.in