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William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum

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.

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Assam Rifles Organises Health Awareness Drive

IGAR (South)
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.

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AR Organises Security Meet and Community Service

IGAR (South)
Imphal June 17,

Tulihal and Mantripukhri Battalions of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised Security meet and Community service on Yesterday.

With an aim to sensitise the local populace regarding the existing security situation in the area, Nambol Company Operation Base (COB) of Tulihal Battalion and Koirengei Company Operating Base of Mantripukhri Battalion conducted security meets in their respective COBs in which locals of the area were updated on current situation existing in the area of responsibility. There was also an interaction carried out on necessary measures required to be undertaken for maintaining a strict vigil against illicit activities in the area, future action plan in respect of civic action projects, recruitment in Assam Rifles and Indian Army and career counseling for youth. The attendees were also sensitised regarding the increased snake bite cases during summers and assistance provided by Assam Rifles for snake bite victims. The security forum was attended by the Meira Paibis, Ex-servicemen, Ward Councilors along with representatives of local youth clubs.
Yaingangpokpi Company Operating Base of Mantripukhri Battalion organised community service cum interaction at Baptist Church in Twichin village. The interaction was aimed to familiarise and orient troops of the COB with the locals as well as identify with their local customs and traditions. The event commenced with offering of prayers followed by an interaction with the villagers. The interaction proved to be of immense significance as over 145 locals willingly shared their various issues of concern.
The villagers expressed their gratitude towards Assam Rifles for connecting with them and extending their support to the villagers. Tea and refreshments were provided to the villagers after culmination of the interactive meets at the respective locations.

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Free Medical Camp

IT News
Imphal, June 16,
Relief Centre for the welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Manipur, Saina Institute of Medical Sciences, Chinikon, Senapati District and Kanghuchingjil Khunou Youth Welfare Club, Kanghuchingjil organised a one Day Free Medical Camp at Kanghuchingjil Khunou, Imphal East District, towards improving basic health care in remote area. They were also educated about various lifestyle diseases such as High BP, common disease etc.
Apart from providing necessary medical assistance, basic-know-now in health sector, hygiene and sanitation including Dental hygiene was also imparted. During the camp many diseases were diagnosed and various medicines also distributed at free of cost to the 160 patients, besides treating sick patients especially residing from far-flung remote areas of the state. Since the village lies at a distance of 15 km from the Imphal city, far from the key town of Kanghuchingjil khunou locals suffer from various ailments that have been aggravated due to lack proper medical treatment.
Free Medical camp were graced by Premier Moirangthem (International Awardee), Programme Manager, Athokpam Rightkumari Devi (National Awardee), Principal, Saina Institute of Medical Sciences, Mayengbam Bikram Luwang (National Awardee), Project Consultant, Karnajit khoibam, Rehabilitation Officer, Ch. Devkumar Singh, Programme Consultant, Tutor Miss Punayabati, Miss Sushima and members of Relief Centre for the Welfare Differently Abled Persons, Manipur.

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Assam Rifles Conducts Free Health Awareness Campaign

IGAR (South)

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.

 

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