Over 800 people get free medical checkup at Army camp

SILCHAR: More than 800 patients were given free medical aid at an Army camp organized on the NMHS School premises in Banskandi under Lakhipur sub-division in Cachar district on Saturday.

Security personnel of the 11 Field Regiment (Zojila) organized the camp as a part of its civic action programme under the aegis of 57 Mountain Artillery Brigade of Red Shield Division of the Army.

The camp aimed to provide free checkups, free distribution of medicines and laboratory investigations. Dental specialist provided treatment to the patients while women patients received checkup by woman doctor.

People from Banskandi and nearby villages, bordering Manipur, attended the medical camp in large numbers, said 11 Field Regiment colonel RK Singh.

He added that response of the local population was very enthusiastic and they expressed their gratitude to brigadier MJS Tiwana, commander Red Shield Artillery Brigade and requested them to organize more such medical camps in future.

"By organizing such camps and projects for the needy and underprivileged people, the Army authorities are reaching out to people more and improving the quality of health and hygiene in the area", said Singh.

Army doctor Kariminder Kaur, doctors from Banskandi Primary Health Centre Ziaur Rahman and Pawaz Hyder Chaudhaury served in the camp.

Apart from colonel Singh, those who spoke at the occasion include, SDO (civil), Lakhipur Leena Das, NMHS School principal Alauddin Laskar and retired principal of Nehru Collage, Poilapool Abdul Sayed Chaudhaury.