Free OPD camp at Kalay

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IMPHAL, January 24: The Rotary Club of Imphal in collaboration with the Myanmar government will be organizing a free Out-Patient Department camp at Kalay, Myanmar on January 26, 2014.

An official team of the Rotary Health camp was flagged off by parliamentary secretary, M Prithiviraj from the Manipur Press Club.

Speaking at the flagging off function, M Prithiviraj said that road connectivity in Kalay is well develop; however, the medical sector of the area is in a pitiable condition.

Organising such camps will only strengthen the relation between the two neighbouring countries, he said before adding that Mynamr wishes a strong and close relationship with India.

Medical tourism in the state will only help in improving the economy of the state, he said and added that the introduction of the visa on arrival in the state will further help strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Secretary, Dr Nepram Sanjib Singh said that the Rotary Club of Imphal had received an invite from the consulate general of India, Mandalay to organise a Free OPD camp at Kalay with the cooperation of Sagaing Regional Government, Myanmar on January 26.

He further expressed his believe that around 1000 patients will be examined for diabetes, HIV, Hep-C, Hep-B for free.

The club will also be donating an ultra-sound machine with a printer costing around Rs 3 lakh at Kalay, Myanmar.

Medicine of about Rs 8-10 is being arranged to be distributed free during the camp.

The 43-member team which were flagged off include medical doctors, paramedics and rotary volunteers.

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