The medical camp was organized under Op Sadbhavana.
“This medical camp was organised keeping in mind the medical problems of the people and paucity of health care resources in the area of Saudarbhita and adjoining villages,” stated Guwahati-based defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai.
“This medical camp was organised in response to requests from the locals of Saudarbhita for medical attention, as they find it difficult to get medical cover due to its remote location,” added Khongsai.
Doctors and medical representatives from the Army and civil administration provided medical treatment to all the patients at the medical camp apart from spreading awareness on health issues.
Along with medical checkup and consultation, free medicines were also provided to the patients.
“Approximately 2400 persons were benefitted from the medical camp including 416 children, 795 females and 1189 males,” the defence PRO further informed.
Stating that this opportunity was utilised by the Army doctors to educate the masses about prevention of communicable and skin diseases along with other lifestyle diseases affecting the masses in the modern era, Khongsai said, “This camp was also used as an interactive platform where War Veteran Cell and Grievances Cell were also established for Ex-Serviceman of the area.”
Dental check-ups were also carried out by dentists along with health check-up by certified doctors.
Army has been regularly organising such medical camps in inaccessible areas of Baksa district, where majority of the population that attend the camp belongs to BPL families. They have limited access to medical facility in the near vicinity.