SILCHAR: Assam Rifles has been extending different kinds of benevolence to people who need it. The poor health and medical infrastructure in rural and hilly areas as well as rickety communication stand in the way of expected medical services to people from the state primary health centres. Assam rifles for the last one week has organized at least two medical camps at Paithol and Jenamghat and carried out plantation drive at Bara Bekra and Guakhal of Jiribam and Dima Hasao districts.
At its Paithol medical camp, a joint medical team from Assam Rifles and PHC Oinamlong attended to patients, diagnosed their ailments and provided necessary medicines free of cost. In all, 355 villagers benefited from the medical camp. The Jenamghat medical camp drew 201 villagers including 70 children who were examined and diagnosed by the team of doctors of Assam Rifles, calling for medication. The magnanimous gesture of Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles came in for high appreciation from the villages tucked away in the lap of nature.
Along with that a tree plantation drive was conducted under the joint efforts of 37 Assam Rifles and Jiribam Forest Division with the involvement of local people for afforestation and for clean and green environment, besides increasing the oxygen level of the area. The plantation campaign will continue keeping in mind the global warming and rapid climate change. As pointed out earlier, 37 Bn Assam Rifles stationed at Kadamtala has been carrying on relentlessly their humanitarian services in far flung areas, braving sun, shower and rough weather.