Assam Rifles free medical camps benefit over 500 people, Itanagar
ITANAGAR: In its continuous efforts to reach out the needy and medically deprived section of far-flung border villages, the Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of DAO Division organized free medical camps at Kunsa village under Pongchau circle of Tirap district and at Nginu village under Wakka circle of Longding district recently benefitting more than 500 people, including women and children.
A medical team led by Regimental Medical Officer and a team of paramedical staff of the Khonsa Battalion contributed towards the successful execution of the camp, an official communiqué informed here on Monday. The residents of the villages displayed their enthusiasm by attending the medical camp in large numbers. The inauguration of the medical camps was done by the Commandant of Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles in the presence of Rajas, GBs, veterans and villagers.
The team of doctors and paramedical staff showing unmatched professionalism worked hard during the camp and treated 181 persons at Kunsa and 340 at Nginu and distributed medication to the diagnosed ones on the spot. An interactive session was also organized with the masses, where people were educated about HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, water-borne diseases and hygiene and sanitation. The village authorities joined by the prominent personalities of the region thanked Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles for their efforts in looking after the medical needs of the local population. The Commandant of the Khonsa Battalion called upon the general public to support the cause of security for prosperity and progress of the region.