Army organizes medical camp for destitute children

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DIPHU, Sept 30: Continuing with the endeavour to provide humanitarian assistance to the less privileged populace of Karbi Anglong, the troops of renowned Red Horns Division organized a medical camp on the occasion of World Heart Day at Home for Destitute and Children School and Hostel (Department of Social Welfare), Lower Dillaji, Diphu on Sunday.

Around 65 children who included 20 children in the age group category of 4-8 years, 28 in the age group of 8-14 years category and 17 and above 14 years category attended the medical camp.

Free medical checkup and consultations were provided by the Army and Civil Doctors besides providing the children with relevant free medicines. The medical team led by the Army medical officer and a pediatrician specialist from MPHC along with Army Nursing Assistants and pharmacists set up the medical camp early in the morning, so that children can get as much information about their health and related issues as possible.

The beneficiaries were screened for diseases like malnutrition, scurvy, rickets, dental carries, anaemia and screened for malaria. A short lecture to the school children by Army Doctor regarding safe drinking water, practices for maintaining self-hygiene, preventive measure for communicable diseases like dengue, malaria etc. was also organized.

The children and staff of the school expressed their gratitude to the Armed Forces for the medical camp and requested for similar undertakings in the future as well. The tireless efforts of the troops of the Army were equally lauded by the civil populace and local administration.