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Assam Rifles conducts activities under civic action programme

By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2020 11:57 pm
AR vety camp at Tangnyu village
Assam Rifles personnel and residents of Tangnyu village in Mon district pose for a photograph during a veterinary camp on March 11.

Dimapur, March 22 (EMN): Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (N) undertook various activities in different parts of the state in the past fortnight. A defence release stated that the activities were organised for the benefit of people in rural areas.

Lecture on Covid-19

Dimapur battalion conducted an awareness lecture on Covid-19 at Herbert Spencer School, Dimapur, on March 17, wherein students were sensitised on the precautionary measures required to be taken against Covid-19. Altogether, 150 students along with 20 parents and 15 teachers attended the lecture programme.

In a similar programme, Jalukie battalion conducted an awareness programme on preventive measures against the novel coronavirus at Government School, Nchangram, on March 15.

The lecture emphasised on awareness regarding Covid-19 outbreak, various symptoms and preventive measures.

Medical camp

Chieswema battalion organised a free medical camp at Nerhema village in Kohima district on March 18. The aim of the camp was to provide basic medicines and diagnosis to residents from all walks of life.

Altogether, 228 patients including 58 male, 103 female and 67 children attended the medical camp. Besides the health camp, medical officer also imparted awareness about various lifestyle diseases and precautions to be taken to prevent coronavirus.

Veterinary camps

Mon battalion conducted a veterinary camp at Tangnyu and Lungwa villages in Mon district on March 11 and the 12th respectively.         The veterinary camp was executed by a team from 14 Mobile Veterinary Hospital and medical staff in Tangnyu and Lungwa Village.

The aim of conducting the veterinary camp was to provide basic medical treatment and medicines to livestock in far flung villages of Mon district. Veterinary medicines were distributed free of cost and also imparted awareness on hygiene and sanitation to 280 livestock owners. Altogether, 773 and 788 livestock were treated at Tangnyu and Lungwa villages respectively.

In a similar programme, Tizit battalion conducted a veterinary camps at Government Primary School, Namsa, and at Tizit on March 8 and the 9th.

The aim of the veterinary camp was to provide medical assistance and treatment to livestock of the needy people residing in remote areas. Counselling and measures for prevention of livestock diseases were disseminated to the locals.

Besides, awareness tips on care of their domestic animals, summer care and guidance on breeding of domestic animals to augment income was also imparted. A medical team from 14 Mobile Field Veterinary Hospital, Rangapahar, and representatives from the battalion examined and treated 1275 livestock.

Volleyball match

With an aim to spread awareness about the importance of good health and to promote fitness through games and sports, Kohima battalion organised a friendly volleyball match between troops and youth of Model Village, T Khel, Kohima, on March 12.

In an informal interaction that followed, the youth were briefed about the need to practice good hygiene practices to keep away from coronavirus and to refrain from indulging in spreading fake news regarding the virus.

In another event, the same battalion conducted a medical camp at Chedema village in Kohima district on March 18. Apart from providing medical assistance, knowledge on prevention from coronavirus as well as importance of hygiene were explained to the residents for better living standard.

A total of 177 patients including 71 male, 85 female and 21 children were treated and medicines for basic ailments distributed.

By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2020 11:57:58 pm
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