Jwalamukhi Battalion of Jawalamukhi Sector Assam Rifles conducted a one-day free medical camp cum scrub typhus awareness drive at T Waichong village, Kangpokpi district on Saturday. The programme was conducted under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles East (IGAR-East).
A release issued by IGAR-East mentioned that the camp was organised with the aim to bring health related awareness amongst the remote villages which have been deprived from basic healthcare services and to spread awareness on both common and special disease which get unnoticed due to lack of awareness.
Team of two doctors of Jwalamukhi Battalion along with medical specialist Dr Robindro, MS (Obs & Gyn) and support from local CSOs led to an exhaustive medical check-up for the locals. Under the medical camp, special facilities like testing of scrub typhus were made available to the locals and medicines were distributed, it stated.
The camp commenced with an informative lecture where locals were enlightened on basic healthcare issues and ailments like Scrub Typhus, Thyroid, Eye Infection, Flu, Respiratory Illnesses, Blood Pressure and others. The Camp also emphasized the dissemination of information on various government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, CM’s Health for All Scheme, among others, it mentioned.
A total of 307 civilians, including 187 women, 62 men and 58 children benefited from the medical camp from T Waichong and nearby villages, it added.