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Assam Rifles conducts free medical camp in 3 districts for the needy

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By EMN Updated: Dec 18, 2018 1:08 am
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A member of Assam Riffles medical team giving treatment to a patient at Lekromi village of Phek district during the free medical camp conducted on December 17.

Dimapur, Dec. 17 (EMN): With an aim to provide medical treatment to the people from remote areas where there are no medical facilities, the Chiswema Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted a free medical camp at Lekromi village of Phek district on Dec. 17. The camp was attended by people from Lekromi and adjoining villages.
A specially constituted medical team consisting of two doctors and four medical staff under Chief Medical Officer Commandant Ch Saleo Mao conducted the free medical camp. The team imparted basic knowledge on health education, including precaution from common viral diseases besides treating the patients and providing medicines to the needy.

The team also emphasised on importance of hygiene and sanitation for better living standard.
A total of 192 patients — 82 male, 85 female and 25 children – were given free treatment during the medical camp.

Wokha district
The Wokha Battalion of Assam Rifles also organised a free medical camp at Chukitong village in Wokha district for the people of Chukitong and its surrounding areas on Dec. 17.

The medical camp was conducted to provide medical support and assistance to the villagers especially the elderly people and women who cannot go to hospitals owing to general weakness. A total of 123 civilians including 45 male, 63 female and 15 children benefitted from the camp.

The medical team gave away free medicines to the needy to the patients and created awareness on the importance of timely vaccination, personal hygiene and sanitation.

Phek district
The Phek Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted a free medical camp at Wuzu Village under Phek District on Dec. 16 to help those who are deprived of basic medical facilities.

A special team under Dr. Limatoshi Imchen, epidemiologist and Dr. Shevosa Vese, surgeon from Phek District Hospital, examined about 234 people — 92 males, 78 Females and 64 children.

The team also imparted basic knowledge on epidemic diseases and visited the houses of elderly people who were too weak to attend the medical camp.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 18, 2018 1:08:48 am