As the World Bank report says that the healthy is a person who is not only free from all diseases and malnutrition but we can call healthy to those people who are well growing in their physical, mental and social area. That is the reason in human development concept all these categories are added. In India we can see the health of tribal society with concept of human development. In India life style, dietary pattern and social behaviour are prescribed by the deep rooted traditions these are more pronounced in the tribal areas where outside influences, education and urbanization are minimal (Chatterjee 1993). The health seeking behaviour of the tribal groups is supposed to be highly associated with their beliefs, customs and practices; since majority of the population in these societies are illiterates, poor and lack modern knowledge of health and hygiene (Pandey etal.2000).
Population and social structure including education, poverty and health related data’s of census results shows that it is a challenge to maintain health and health facilities of tribal population. In tribal society contagious and non contagious diseases are found. Mostly the tribal groups are affected by contagious diseases like cholera, typhoid, malaria, jaundice, diarrhoea and tuberculosis and in the series of non contagious diseases they were suffer from cancer, certain genetic diseases like sickle cell anaemia and thalasemia and also there is found malnutrition and lack of health facilities and traditional health care among tribal groups. All these conditions make them vulnerable to be extinct in future. If we can talk about the Hill Korwa tribes the condition is seem to be very poor among them in the field of health status. The present paper deals with the health related issues of primitive tribal group of Hill Korwa and discuss about the vital statics. The paper is based upon the primary data collected from three villages of Jashpur dist of Chhattisgarh state. This paper is already presented in the national seminar organised by the sos in Sociology, Pt.R.S.U. Raipur (C.G.).
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Rashmi Kujur. Health Status of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group Hill Korwa in Chhattisgarh.Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(2): April-June, 2014, 191-193.