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Medical and health camp organized

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MANGALDAI, May 21: Few years back, a group of socially active housewives and working women had formed a group ‘Not Just Food (NJF)’ for food lovers and creative souls, where people could share their delicious dishes on Facebook. However, this group was not confined only to food related matters, but also to provide a platform to display the inner qualities of all the members in different fields. Today, NJF has more than 15,000 members. Besides dedicating their time for the inmates of ‘Old Age Home’ and collecting and distributing relief materials for the flood-affected people of the State, the NJF on Sunday organized a day-long medical and health camp at Rani High School on the outskirts of Guwahati.

A team of experienced doctors took part in the day-long medical and health check-up camp and rendered their sincere service to more than 150 patients, mostly village women and children. In the camp, the attending doctors also interacted with the patients laying stress on the use of sanitary napkins. All the patients were offered required medicines and sanitary napkins free of cost. Amrita Sarma of NJF, who took the initiative for organizing the medical and health camp, offered a mekhela chador to the first enrolled lady patient. The organizers also offered nutritious food supplements and drinking water to the patients and their children free of cost.

Earlier, all the attending doctors and members of NJF undertook a plantation drive in the school campus. Priyakshi Das, president, and Anuradha Kalita, secretary of NJF, while talking to The Sentinel, reiterated their commitment towards the society and said that in the coming days some more noteworthy initiatives would be carried out by the NJF.

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