Kohima, Jun 9:
Joint free medical camps were organized by the Assam rifles and the Department of under Development Area (DUDA) under Border Area Development Project (BADP) 2011-12 at Waziho village in Phek district on Jun 6 and Khongsa village in Kiphire district on Jun 8.
Altogether 387 patients including 187 patients at Waziho and 200 patients at Khongsa were administered medical assistance by Deputy Commandant A J Karmarkar, ARMO and Captain J D Bhalerao, RMO both of 7 Assam Rifles alongwith team of medical assistants of Public Health Department.
The villagers were treated for common ailment prevalent in border areas such as upper and lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Urinary Tract Infection, Gastro-Intestinal Tract Infections, ENT Infections, Central Nervous System disease and Arthritis. The villagers were treated free of cost and provided with free medicines/ injections at the medical camps.
The joint venture was highly appreciated by the local population. The GBs and the villagers who were bereft of basic medical facilities in their remote villages were appreciative of the joint effort for conducting medical camps at their doorstep and requested more such free medical camps at regular interval.
The conduct of medical camps reaffirmed the commitment of Assam Rifles to promote development and provide helping hand to the people of Nagaland in all spheres of life.