A two-day long medical camp was held at Mago, one of the remotest locations of western Arunachal Pradesh by the Indian Army along with Civil Medical administration of Jang.
A joint team of Army’s medical officers and civil doctors attended to 72 males, 111 females, 46 children and 123 animals (yaks and ponies) of Mago village and nearby settlements.
In first of its kind joint effort, the combined team not only addressed the medical requirements but also ran an awareness campaign on various high altitude illnesses for the villagers by means of an audio visual lecture in local language.
Dr Rinchin Neema, Chief Medical Officer of Jang led the team of the doctors and was highly appreciative of Mago – Chuna Battalion of 40 Mountain Brigade which took the initiative of organizing such a camp for the villagers residing above 12000 feet braving harsh terrain and inhospitable climatic conditions.
Conveying their gratitude to the medical team, villagers expressed deep satisfaction and praised the efforts being put in by Mago – Chuna Battalion for reaching out to the remote areas which will go a long way in ensuring good health of the local people who are without basic medical facilities.