Imphal June 17,
Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a health awareness drive at Hongbi village on 15 June 2019.
The awareness drive was organised by Upper Khoripok Company Operating Base (COB) with an aim to spread awareness about various common diseases related to monsoon season. The event commenced with an informative lecture on waterborne diseases and significance of health and hygiene in life. Various issues related to diseases caused due to intake of impure water, health hazards due to open defecation and related precautionary measures that need to be undertaken were covered during the lecture. The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified.
As part of the drive, a routine medical checkup was also conducted by the Unit Medical team during which medical assistance was rendered to locals of the area. In addition to the medical checkup, consultation on various diseases and health related issues was provided and free medicines were distributed to the needy patients. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.
The initiative of Assam Rifles was appreciated by the local populace who conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for providing much needed medical assistance to the people. They also requested for more such camps in the near future for the benefit of the entire community.