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Mobile clinic ready for launch in V. Chatram

By Our Staff Correspondent

MYSORE, MARCH 2. Isha Foundation, a charitable institution based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, which is dedicated to the enhancement of physical, mental and inner well being, is extending its activities to the State by launching its outreach programme in Chamarajanagar on Sunday.

In a release, Swami Suyagna said a mobile health clinic would be launched in the remote village of V. Chatram in Chamarajanagar district in an effort to promote the physical well being of the people.

This is part of its Action for Rural Rejuvenation programme that hopes to rejuvenate and revitalise rural India described as the core of the country's culture.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation, will preside over the function and the Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, H.S. Mahadev Prasad, will inaugurate the mobile clinic. The Minister for Health and Family Welfare, N. Chaluvaraya Swamy, will inaugurate the Action for Rural Rejuvenation programme.

The mobile health clinic and the Action for Rural Rejuvenation programme is expected to contribute to the holistic well being of nearly 50,000 people of V. Chatram and its neighbouring villages.

The clinic is equipped with a medical laboratory, diagnostic equipment and a pharmacy.

A qualified physician, two paramedical staff and a yoga teacher will be on the mobile clinic providing modern health care services and yoga training for rehabilitation and rejuvenation of the patients. The mobile clinic will attend to around 100 patients a day.

The Right to Livelihood award winner H. Sudarshan of the Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra will be the chief guest. Shivanna, MP, Chamarajanagar, Srinivas Prasad, former Union Minister of State, and Vatal Nagaraj, MLA, will be present.

The release said the mobile clinics were introduced by the foundation in 2003.

There are 13 mobile clinics now providing free healthcare to nearly 500 villages in Tamil Nadu. The Chamarajanagar initiative will be the 14th such clinic.

The Action for Rural Rejuvenation programme is reckoned to have been successful in rejuvenating rural areas.

It also aims at reviving the traditional health care systems, herbal gardens, yoga, community games, practices of afforestation and preservation of the environment, empowerment of women, and traditional kinship in the community, among others.

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