Imphal June 15,
Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) observed “World Blood Donor Day” by organising a free health awareness campaign at Thongju village of Imphal East on 14 June 2019.
As part of the awareness campaign, various activities were undertaken by the Canchipur Company Operating Base (COB) at Thongju Village Community Hall with an aim to reach out to the needy and socially deprived section of the society and as a contribution towards ensuring well being of one and all.
The campaign commenced with an informative lecture giving out the importance of blood donation and health by the Regimental Medical Officer. The lecture was followed by an interactive session during which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified.
A dedicated medical team under the Regimental Medical Officer provided medical assistance to the locals of the area. In addition to the medical checkup, consultation on various diseases and health related issues as well as free medicines were distributed to the needy patients.
The Battalion in a joint venture with Kangla Diagnostics, Imphal, also carried out various free of cost tests for the locals including Complete Blood Count, Liver function test, Kidney function test, Lipid profile, Blood sugar test, Thyroid test, Urine routine examination etc.
In addition, a mobile Dental clinic was also established for carrying out dental checkup of the attendees. A medical team under the Dental Officer from 12 Dental Unit Assam Rifles (DUAR) provided free dental treatment and medicines to the attendees.
The series of activities undertaken by the battalion as part of the awareness campaign received an overwhelming response from the local populace and benefitted over 250 locals including women and children from the areas in and around Thongju village. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for facilitating the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the near future.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.