Army organizes medical camp at remote Mago

Army organizes medical camp at remote Mago

TAWANG, Jun 3: Aimed at providing healthcare services to the villagers residing along the international border, the Indian Army along with the Civil Medical administration of Jang conducted a medical camp at Mago, one of the remotest locations of Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on June 2-3 benefitting more than 200 civil populations.

The joint team of Army medical officers and civil doctors attended to 229 people including females and children and 123 animals (yaks and ponies) of Mago village and nearby settlements.

In a ‘first’, the combined team not only addressed the medical requirements but also ran an awareness campaign on various high altitude illnesses for the villagers by means of an audio-visual lecture in local language.

Dr Rinchin Neema, CMO Jang who led the team of civilian doctors was highly appreciative of Mago – Chuna Bn of 40 Mountain Brigade which took the initiative of organizing such a camp for the villagers residing above 12,000 feet braving harsh terrain and inhospitable climatic conditions.

Conveying their gratitude to the medical team, the villagers expressed deep satisfaction and praised the efforts put in by Mago – Chuna battalion for reaching out to the remote areas which will go a long way in ensuring good health of the local people who are without basic medical facilities.

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