- Posted November 22, 2012 by
62RR conducted day long free medical camp in South Kashmir
Kulgam, Nov 22: In its initiative to lend a helping hand to the people of far-flung areas of South Kashmir, Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles (DOGRA) organised a Medical Camp at Munad, Hattipur in Kulgam district area under the aegis of 2 Sector Rashtriya Rifles.
The camp was organised in collaboration with the civil administration and had specialists from various fields like Surgery, Medicine, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Eye specialist and Dental Surgery from civil as well as from Army. The camp received a large number of patients from all age groups, including women and children. A total of 869 patients (314 males, 265 females and 290 children) were attended for by a team of 12 civilians and 04 Army doctors.
Cheif Medical officer Kulgam,Block Medical Officer Kulgam and Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Kulgam were also present in the medical camp. Various facilities were provided to the patients which included Lab testing, ECG and TB examination. Counselling was also provided for drug abuse and free medicines were also distributed during the camp.
Commanding Officer 62 Rashtriya Rifles (DOGRA), Mandeep Singh interacted with the Awam and assured them of full support and cooperation from the Army in future also.
He said, “Conducting medical camp was aimed to provide medical facilities to the people before wintery season.” Adding army will continue take such initiatives for the people of south Kashmir.
The medical camp received an overwhelming response from the locals population and the camp turned out to be a great success and achieved its aim of creating health awareness and providing free medical aid to the locals.