Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) organised a free medical camp at Thiyam Konjin village on 07 August 2019. The medical camp commenced with an informative lecture on ‘Health, Hygiene and Sanitation’ by the unit medical officer followed by an interactive session during which various queries raised by the attendees were clarified. The locals were also enlightened on basic healthcare issues including precautions against common viral diseases as well as the importance of hygiene and sanitation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the camp, a dedicated medical team under the unit medical officer provided medical assistance to the locals of the area. In addition, to the medical checkup, consultation on various diseases and health-related issues as well as free medicines were distributed to the needy patients.
A mobile dental clinic was also established for carrying out dental checkup of the locals. A medical team under the dental officer from 12 Dental Unit Assam Rifles (DUAR) provided free dental treatment and medicines to the attendees.
The medical camp received an overwhelming response from the local populace and witnessed an attendance of over 250 locals of nearby villages. All the attendees conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the Assam Rifles for facilitating the outreach of the medical facilities and requested for more such camps in the future as well.