The 7th Battalion of Manipur Rifles, Khabeisoi, Imphal East, in collaboration with Imphal Heart Institute, Sagolband Moirang Leirak, Imphal West, organised a one-day free heart camp at its Unit Drill Shed cum Badminton and TT Hall on Monday.
During the health camp, testing of ECG, 2D Echo screening, random blood sugar tests and drugs were distributed to over 150 people, including Manipur Rifles personnel and civilians.
Speaking to the media, commanding officer of 7th battalion Manipur Rifles, Watham Basu, said to ensure good health for the personnel of the unit, free health camps are organised frequently, coordinated with various doctors and concerned authorities.
He said “health is wealth and only with good mental and physical health, we deliver the best and we serve the nation and its below beings in the best way”.
The objectives for organising such free health camps are to serve the public and serve mankind, he added.
He further said a fortnightly health talk programme has been introduced in the battalion headquarters by the unit doctors on various topics including diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, CPR and others. Till date, 11 such programmes have been conducted in the unit headquarters.
Moreover, for the welfare of the personnel of the battalion, a unit library was opened for the first of its kind on September 30 last year. The personnel are allowed to read and borrow books from the library for themselves and for their children, he added.
Basu said as a service to the community, the local students studying in the unit school are also allowed to read and borrow books from the library freely.
In 2022, a one-day free eye diagnostic camp was organised in the unit on August 9; one day free eye camp on October 22 and one day voluntary blood donation camp on December 14.
Basu said for the service of the people similar health camps will be organised in the days to come.