Imphal: With the attempt to provide basic health care facilities in the remote areas of Manipur where medical infrastructure is scarce, Jwalamukhi Battalion of Jawalamukhi Sector Assam Rifles conducted a one-day free medical camp cum scrup typhus awareness drive at T Waichong village, Kangpokpi district on Saturday.
The programme was conducted under aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles East (IGAR-East).
A total of 307 civilians, including 187 women and 58 children belonging to T Waichong and nearby villages were benefitted from the medical camp.
A release issued by IGAR-East said the camp was organised with the aim to bring health related awareness amongst the remote villages who deprived from basic healthcare services and to spread awareness on both common and special disease which get unnoticed due to lack of awareness.
Team of two doctors of Jwalamukhi Battalion along with Medical Specialist Dr Robindro, MS (Obs & Gyn) and unflinching support from local CSOs led to an exhaustive medical check-up for the locals.
In the medical camp, special facilities like testing of Scrub Typhus were made available to the locals and medicines were distributed on prescriptions of physician, paediatric and gynaecologist.
The camp was commenced with an informative lecture where locals were enlightened on basic healthcare issues and ailments like Scrub Typhus, Thyroid, Eye Infection, Flu, Respiratory Illnesses, Blood Pressure and others.
The camp also emphasized the dissemination of information on various government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, CM’s Health for All Scheme, among others.