Army’s free medical camp benefits about 300 people

Army’s free medical camp benefits about 300 people

YINGKIONG, Mar 31: As a part of Army’s “Operation Samaritan” – a goodwill gesture promoting synergy between the armed forces and the local populace, the Garhwal Rifles under the aegis of Siang Brigade conducted a free medical camp at Bomdo and Ramsing villages of Upper Siang district on March 30 with the assistance of 356 Field Hospital and 761 BRTF, benefitting about 300 people from Bomdo, Ramsing and adjacent villages.

A team of four Army doctors along with two doctors from General Hospital, Yingkiong conducted the camp, diagnosed the people and distributed free medicines to the patients. Separate booths were established for children and women. A lady medical officer was especially deputed for the check-up of women.

Common ailments such as fever, fungal infection, bowel diseases and chronic medical illness were addressed. A special dental section was also established. In addition, a special lecture was given by the doctors pertaining to personal health and hygiene during the camp. The effort of Army was well supported and praised by various Govt authorities and local populace. (DIPRO)

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