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Run for fit India Movement: Seven-day health drive in Ahthibung concludes

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By EMN Updated: Oct 07, 2019 12:03 am
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Organisers and students from various schools at the concluding programme of the “Run for fit India Movement,” on Friday at Ahthibung.

Dimapur, Oct. 6 (EMN): A seven-day health-themed drive, which was conducted at Ahthibung from September 28, as part of the “Run for fit India Movement,” concluded on Saturday.
An update from the event’s organisers which was made available to the media on Sunday informed that the drive was conducted by the Ahthibung Region Club (ARC) in collaboration with the Assam Rifles at Jalukie, St. Xavier college, Veterinary college Jalukie, PHC Ahthibung, National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme, District Aids Prevention Control Unit, and AYSU.

A 2.5 km run, free medical camp, veterinary camp and awareness lectures on Swachta Abhiyan, child abuse , early marriage issues and environmental protection were conducted on the first day.

About 310 students from St. Xavier College, Veterinary College, GHS Ahthibung and GMS Ahthibung besides the local people, carried Indian flags and placards on bad impact of plastic during run.

Free medical tests, check-ups and door-to-door de-worming kits were distributed as part of the drive. Altogether, 287 patients and 148 pets were treated and given medicines. A doctor from Assam Rifles and Vezokholu Khamo led the camp, alongside a team of veterinary doctors from Veterinary College in Jalukie. Ahthibung cultural club and Childline, Peren conducted lectures on child abuse and impact of early marriage trend in youths, informed the press release.

The participants were briefed on advantages of good health and proper sanitation by an officer representative from Assam Rifles battalion.

The public were also informed about various government schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojna, PMSSY, Indradhanush Mission, Rashtriya Baal Swasthya Yojna and Jal Shakti Abhiyan at the event.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 07, 2019 12:03:16 am