Silchar, April 8: The 6-day Dhanwantari Seva Yatra – 2017 organized by Keshav Smarak Sanskriti Surabhi (KSSS) and tiol Medicos Organization (NMO) concluded here today. A number of health camps in the Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi, Dharmagar, Dima Hasao, Aizawl and Agartala were held in which 10,000 patients were examined and given free medicines. In all 42 such camps participated by 45 doctors drawn from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar, Kartaka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal along with those of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) took care of the patients.
It was a sort of blessing to the patients belonging to the lowest strata of society without any means or fortune to have such medical care and attention. Besides, the areas from which the patients came were most backward and interior without any minimum and basic medical facilities. Those attending the camps felt themselves proud to get the treatment they never expected. Dr Aninda Sundar Baishya, superintendent of SMCH and president of KSSS, briefing media-persons said such camps are being organized since 2005 in northeast and the response has been overwhelming. Under the aegis of Silchar KSSS, such camps are held for the last 3 years.
The 45 doctors were divided into 9 groups who took the onerous responsibility of taking care of the 45 camps. The doctors attending the camps, according to Dr. Arindam Das, were impressed by the very quiet and disciplined ture of the patients who despite all the adversities came to get help from the camps. Dr. Manubhai Patel who came all the way from Gujarat said, “We have the wrong impression that northeast is still an insurgency affected region. After our visit, we are so delighted to see all around the tural beauty and charm. Most impressive has been the ture and behaviour of the people of the areas we visited.”