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Free medical camps organized at Lakhipur

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Silchar, Feb 15: Three medical camps on Japanese Encephalitis were organized by a team of 7 to 8 doctors of Lakhipur PHC, at Khagtum, Chandikhal and Topidor Tribal Village, under Lakhipur sub-division, recently. In the last phase, blood of a total number of 23 patients, both males and females, were treated. However, no germs were found. In addition to this, five pregnt women were also checked up and provided free medicines. An awareness camp on Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was also held at each of the villages. They advised the residents to keep the surroundings clean. Children were given special demonstration on how to keep their bodies clean and free of dust.

A total number of 39 children were vaccited against Japanese Encephalitis. The medical camps were organized under the direction of S Viswathan, IAS, the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Rajiv Roy, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, Dr Y Kishore Singha, sub-divisiol medical officer, Lakhipur, Sudip Jyoti Das, Joint Director, Health Services and Sanjukta Das, block programme mager, Lakhipur PHC. The medical team led by Dr Ramendra Singh, surveillance inspector, was accompanied by Lady Help Visitor P Kamai and ANMs Esther Hmar, Lalring Sangi, Lalring Zate. Lalring Varte and a helper, Rajat Das. It should be mentioned here that there are no medical sub-centres in any one of these villages. In this regard, the residents of the villages have requested the Assam Government for setting up a health or medical sub-centre. It takes almost 7 to 8 hours for reaching Lakhipur PHC. They have also requested the state government to appoint more ANMs at Lakhipur PHC.