AR medical camps

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    IMPHAL March 31: With the onset of monsoons and the probabilities of spread of many monsoon related diseases, 5 Assam Rifles of 59 Mountain Brigade under the aegis of 57 Mountain Division organised a Medical Camp at Tungam Afi village on today to educate people on the monsoon related diseases and their prevention.  The medical camp also catered for the medical needs of the local population of Tungam Afi and the neighbouring villages.  Free medical treatment and medicines were provided to 263 villagers by Deputy Commandant, P Chakma, SMO, a team of two nursing assistance and two female attendants of 5 Assam Rifles.
     Further, 43 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 59 Mountain Brigade of Red Shield Division organised a workshop  yesterday at Hengbung village in conjunction with the scientist from Sylvan Krishi Vigyan Kendra (SKVK) to impart vocational training to local populace on ‘Learning by Doing’ method of skill training.  The speakers elaborated on the importance of employment generation for socio-economically deprived class of farmers by conducting lectures on scope & potential of pulses and oilseed, vegetable growing for income generation, commercial floriculture, pig & poultry production as well as management practices and plant protection measures.   44 persons attended the workshop .
    Meanwhile, another free medical camp was organized by 15 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 9 Sect AR at Langthel village today.  The medical camp was specially organized to reach out to the most interior areas of the district and render services to the villagers who were deprived of medical facilities. The medical camp addressed common ailment of the local populace such as Malaria, Typhoid, Viral Fever, Dysentery, Common Cold, Helminthiasis,skin diseases ,dental problems, anemia and respiratory diseases etc.
     A total of 430 patients including 210 women and 70 children and 150 male from Langthel and nearby villages turned up to avail the medical camp, a release states.

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