Imphal, Dec. 11
Sehlon Battalion of 28 Sector, Assam Rifles under aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organized a day long medical camp in Old Samtal village of Khengjoi sub division, Chandel District on 10 Dec 2018 under OP SADBHAVANA initiative.
The aim of this initiative was to provide free medical treatment and consultation to the remote villages of Old Samtal and neighbouring village of Sejang and S Bonjai. Sehlon Battalion understood the medical needs of these villages, where not even a Primary Health Centre (PHC) exists and even if, there is any, they are located far away from the reach of these villagers. Further due to poor road infrastructure along the Indo Myanmar Border (IMB), in these areas majority of the villagers do not have access to hospitals or PHCs for treatment. Hence the team of Sehlon Battalion took initiative to provide requisite medical facilities to maximum villagers of these remote and inaccessible villages and conducted the medical camp.
The medical camp received overwhelming response from local populace where ARMO of Sehlon Battalion alongwith staff provided medical treatment to 218 people and distributed free medicines.
Village Chief of the village expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Sehlon Battalion for this initiative and appreciated this gesture immensely. The battalion’s continuous efforts in increasing the bonhomie between the Security Forces and local populace have resulted in strengthening of relations between the locals and the Security Force.
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