Over 300 civilians, including 187 women, 62 men and 58 children, in and around T Waichong Sub Divisional Headquarters in Kangpokpi district availed the benefits of Assam Rifles's "Special Medical Camp" at the sub-divisional headquarters held on Saturday.
The special medical camp was conducted by 22 Assam Rifles (Jwalamukhi Battalion), under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (E) in an attempt to provide basic healthcare facilities to villagers in remote places.
The Jwalamukhi battalion medical team led by Col Dr Seiminlien Vaiphei also conducted Scrub Typhus awareness in the camp.
According to the Assam Rifles, the Special Camp was organised with the aim to bring health-related awareness in remote villages, which is deprived of basic healthcare services and to spread awareness on both common diseases.
Timely intervention of medical expertise coupled with coherent knowledge on essential life saving techniques will pay greater dividends in far reaches of Manipur, thereby empowering the locals, it added.
A team of two doctors of 22 Assam Rifles along with Medical Specialist Dr Robindro, MS (Obs & Gyn) and the unflinching support from local CSOs led to an exhaustive medical check up for the locals.
During the camp, special facilities like testing of Scrub Typhus were made available to the locals and medicines were distributed on prescriptions of physician, paediatric and gynaecologist.
The camp provided basic healthcare information on ailments like Scrub Typhus, Thyroid, Eye Infection, Flu, Respiratory Illnesses, Blood Pressure etc. while emphasizing the dissemination of information on various Government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, CM’s Health for All Scheme, among others.
Residents of T Waichong Sub Divisional Headquarters and the surrounding nearby villages expressed their sincere gratitude towards the humane effort undertaken by 22 Assam Rifles (Jwalamukhi Batallion) for organising a Mega Medical Camp.
Hundreds of civilians who availed the special medical camp were also given free treatment and were distributed medicines free of cost.