From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, October 1: Premier non-government voluntary organization Crystal Vision, in a unique way to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, organized a free health check-up as well as nutrition and Swacchata awareness camp for the underprivileged school children here at Santipur Girls’ ME school campus adjacent to the Harijon colony of Mangaldai town on Thursday.
Senior pediatrician Dr Gautam Bora and Ophthalmic Surgeon Dr Jayanta Deka assisted by the paramedical staff from the District Health Department offered free treatment to over 100 child patients suffering from several ailments including chronic and seasol disorder and ophthalmic problem. The patients were also provided necessary medicines and other vitamins, nutrition supplements free of cost.
Prior to the health check up camp, officials of Mangaldai Division of Public Health Engineering department gave a live demonstration of scientific hand washing after use of sanitary toilet and before taking meal. Earlier Additiol Deputy Commissioner, Darrang Dr Bijoya Choudhury iugurated the day-long camp by lighting the lamp in front of the portrait of the Father of the tion. Addressing the iugural function, retired Chief Medical and Health Officer Darrang, Dr Rama Kanta Bora spoke on the importance of nutrition and hygiene in the life of a child and its relevance with the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The function, anchored by president of Crystal Vision and senior jourlist Mayukh Goswami, was also addressed by chairman of Mangaldai Municipal Board Pratap Bordoloi, ward commissioner Jibon Seal, Headmistress of Santipur Girls’ ME School Nilima Deka and others.