Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: An Opportunity to participate in a National Program to Implement & Complement Family Adoption Program for Holistic Rural development
Keywords:Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Family Adoption Program, Rural Health, Rural Development
Medical education in India is predominantly based on Theoretical and bedside teaching. A significant reorientation is needed in medical education, to allow students to understand the grass root level social health dynamics. National Medical commission introduced Family Adoption program as a modality to address this issue to be implemented by all medical colleges for all students admitted from academic year 2022 onwards. The Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) is a flagship national program of Government of India for holistic rural development by engaging and enabling higher educational institutions to utilize their expertise for accelerating sustainable growth and development of rural India. The Medical Universities/colleges can participate in Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and utilize its platform for implementation of statutory Family adoption program. We developed a Model where in Health sciences Universities/colleges can leverage their expertise in Health care for benefit of adopted villages and Communities by nurturing their health based on our experience of implementing both Unnat Bharat Abhiyan & Family Adoption Program. We propose various measures in which Health sciences Universities/colleges can implement both programs in sync to complement each other towards common goal of welfare of adopted villages. We believe our model is feasible and can address complementary requirements of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Family adoption program and benefit all the stakeholders involved.
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