Assam Rifles conducts medical camp

More than 700 people benefited from the free medical camp organized by 12 BIHAR of HQ 9 Sector AR under aegis of HQ IGAR (South). The camp targeted residents of MayangImphal area of Imphal West District in Manipur with an aim to create better understanding about modern life style diseases and fitness.
The free medical camp initiative, held at Government High School at Choubung Company in Imphal West District of Manipur featured doctor and medical staff from 12 Bihar Regiment alongwith dentists and other healthcare professionals from Public Health Centre, MayangImphal.
Visitors were examined by general physicians, internal medicine specialists, dentists and a team of paramedics for heart diseases, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol, diabetes, dental problems and obesity among others.  Specialist doctors also offered one on one consultations and nutritional and dietary counselling to the visitors.
The Commanding Officer, 12 BIHAR emphasised to the gathering consisting of low – wage earning workers, as well as families to learn more about various diseases such as hypertension, diabetes etc and about effective ways to combat the disease.  Information booklets and tips on health care were also distributed during the camp.
The health camp initiative is yet another example of Assam Rifles’endeavor to play an active and meaningful role in the community, thereby creating a tremendous impact on the lives of the Manipuris. A special health screening for youth aspirants for joining Army was also carried out.
The effort was highly appreciated by the Counsel of Charai and Choubung Company, Mr K Rohindro (Social Worker MayangImphal), villagers and other personalities present during the event.

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