Free medical camp held at Tohoi village
KOhima, August 11
A free medical camp was successfully conducted at Tohoi Village, Aghunaqa on August 9. The camp was organised by the Dimapur District Administration and Border Department, Nagaland in collaboration with District Health Medical Services, 155 Bn CRPF, Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA), Red Cross, Rotary Club, Lions Club and Peace Committee Disputed area A,B,C sectors.
Altogether around 550 patients were given free medical checkup and medicines by the medical team which included 16 Doctors, 8 Pharmacists, 35 Nurses, 10 Paramedicals and 6 Laboratory Technicians. The patients that attended the health camp were from the neighbouring villages of Tohoi (Aghunaqa) and also from the bordering villages of Assam inhabiting the Disturbed area belt. A team of doctors, which included the following sections, examined patients: Surgery/Ortho (64 patients were treated under Surgery/Ortho and other 6 under minor O.T, Medicine, Pediatric, Gynae, E.N.T, Dental, Immunisation, Lab, Eye section and a medicine stall.
The free medical camp, which is the first of its kind in the area, was being well received and greatly appreciated by the masses. The Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur said that the camp was an initiative to reach out to the villages in the bordering area (DAB) where villagers hardly get access to medicines and modern treatment facilities unlike in the towns and this opportunity was seized to give them the best available to their door step.
The public were also very appreciative to the neutral forces, the 155 Bn, CRPF for putting up of makeshift tents, providing drinking water and other logistic support. The yeomen service, which they rendered, speaks volumes of their concern for the public by ushering in harmony in the disturbed area belt.
Besides the organisers, hosts of volunteers, which included staff & students from Tohoi Public School and Village leaders also actively, participated in the daylong health camp.