EVALUATION OF THE HEALTH STATUS OF TRIBAL COMMUNITIES IN KARNATAKA: A CASE STUDY OF MYSURU DISTRICT

Dr. Ramachandra Murthy K, Dr. S. Mahendrakumar

Abstract


The study was intended to evaluate the health status of tribal communities in Mysuru district of the Karnataka state. It was decided, for logistical reasons, to restrict the sample size to 90. Based on the tirabl communities Population, Mysuru district, tribal communities Population were chosen villages. In district 2 taluks were selected such that they are located in forest areas. H.D. kote and Preriyapatna in Mysuru were selected for field work. The study has found that there are four different scheduled tribes (JenuKuruba, Kadukuruba, Yarava and Soliga) were selected in the study area. The study indicates that health issues of tribal communities such as general sickness, status of infant mortality, mother mortality, child mortality, where get to treatment and so on. In Tribal Area the diseases are connected with malnutrition, insufficient diet and unhygienic drinking water. They are unaware of cleanliness. Hence increase health centers and various health oriented programmes for them and also impediment them from going to Bhagats. It has found that the majority of the respondents have agreed about the non-existence of infant mortality, child mortality and mother mortality among tribal communities in the study area.

 


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