Over 450 patients avail medical facility at Indian Army’s camp in Jammu’s Akhnoor

Jammu: More than 450 patients on Tuesday availed the medical facility at the health check up camp organised by the Indian Army at Akhnoor here in the city outskirts.

An official said that a medical camp was organised at Maira Mandrian in Akhnoor by the Indian Army in collaboration with civil administration, which was inaugurated in the presence of Tasleem Wani, BDO Chowki Chaura, Tahir, BDO Maira Mandrian, all panches of Maira Mandrian Block and villagers.

The camp was aimed to provide health care facilities to people residing in far flung villages of the hilly parts of Akhnoor Sub District, he added.

During the camp, he said that two General Physicians, one Opthalmologist and one Anesthesiologist from Govt Hospital, Chowki Chaura along with one Dermatologist, one Paediatrician and one Gynaecologist from Govt Hospital, Akhnoor extended services for the local populace.

“In addition to the consultation, free life saving medicines were also provided to the patients during the camp,” he said adding, “the camp received an overwhelming response from the locals as the team of doctors attended to over 450 patients which included members of the Bakarwal community.”

Moreover, services of two Veterinary doctors from Govt Veterinary Hospital, Chowki Chaura were also made available to tend to the livestock issues of the villagers.

The Bakarwals were also advised on care and common medical issues with livestock.

Furthermore, veterinary medicines for over 1000 cattle was distributed to the Bakarwal community.

UNI

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