Imphal June 20,
Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a medical camp at Malkon village, Andro under Assam Rifles Civic Action Programme on Yesterday.
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 battalion organised a medical camp at Malkon village, Andro. The medical camp commenced with an informative lecture on seasonal diseases and cure by the Regimental Medical Officer followed by an interactive session in which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified.
As part of the camp, 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.
During the camp, 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, Lipid profile, Blood sugar test, Thyroid test, etc. A Cardiac care clinic was also set up where ECG for middle and old aged patients was carried out. The campaign witnessed the attendance of over 550 locals including women and children of the area.
In addition, a Mobile Dental Clinic was also established for the dental checkup of locals. A medical team comprising of Dental officer and Nursing Assistants from 12 Dental Unit Assam Rifles (DUAR) provided free dental treatment and medicines to the locals of the area. The camp witnessed an attendance of over 150 locals of the nearby areas.
The series of activities undertaken by the battalion as part of the medical camp received an overwhelming response from the local populace. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for facilitating the outreach of the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the near future.
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