ITANAGAR, Aug 17: With an aim to bring healthcare at the doorsteps of the poor and the needy, a free health camp was organized by the Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Alumni Association, Pakke Kessang Unit under the aegis of VKVAA, Arunachal Chapter at CHC Seijosa today.
The health camp saw a huge turnout of patients from Seijosa and nearby areas and neighboring Assam too. Around 900 needy people were treated during the day long camp. Many school students availed the facilities too.
A total of 8 OPD units were set up for the camp from 9 am till 6 pm. A total of 19 specialist doctors took part in the day long camp.
Dr Runi Tasung, Deputy Director Health provided counseling and distributed free sanitary napkins for the girl child.
The camp saw a brief formal inauguration with head gaon bura Hare Tana as chief guest, who is also the land donor of the VKV Seijosa.
The chairman for the camp was Basang Wage, a social worker from the area.
"This is our small effort to give back to society from what we've learned in VKVs", said Heter Nabam, organizing secretary.
“This free health camp was part of VKV Alumni Association's efforts to make Swami Vivekananda's teachings of ‘Service to man is service to God’ a reality and this social service will be carried out in other parts of the state too," said Taba Tatup, chairman, VKV AA State Unit.