Kashmir to Kanyakumari India is one – so was aptly on display when a team of nine renowned doctors visited the remote border area of Macchal Sector to conduct Free Medical Check Up as also Aarogya Sevika and Sevak Training for a period of 5 days starting from 19 to 23 Nov under the ageis of The Indian Army.
The Camp was arranged and coordinated by Dr. Leelashankar from CM Taskforce, Chennai, who is a Veteran Disaster Relief & Social Activity Coordinator with the Aarogya Sevika program under one of the central government developmental projects.
The Medical group was divided into three teams:
Ortho Team headed by Capt Dr. Nedunchezhian, a professor and Surgeon from Madras Medical College with team of assistants.
Second team was headed by Dr. Saravanan, Addl Chief Health Director from Railway Hospital and his group of assistants.
Third team consisted of Dr. Ashraf, Duty Medical Officer Kilpauk Govt. Medical College with his Medical assistants Dr. A.V.Avinash a Paediatrician Dr. Jancy Koneti from Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad and Intern Ms. Luihithashmi from Govt. Medical College, Chengulpet.n the program the participants were imparted training on topics ranging from basic Healthcare to Handling Medical Emergencies, including Field level first aid training to a group of 50 young girls and boys at two locations from various villages of Maachal Sector
The objective of the training was to identify and develop resident local skill to assist field doctors during emergencies and to rise up to demands during winters in the area.
A very successful and effective treatment camp was also conducted in which various common health issues of about 70-80 cases per village with various illness and disorders were treated.
In addition to this a few serious cases (requiring surgery) were also identified and referred for further treatment.
The doctors visited the villages and interacted with the local population extensively and provided both training and on the spot treatment with medication.
A total of 1200 locals from Maachal, Dudi, Dappal and Katwar villages benefited directly from this camp and were happy to receive such selfless medical service.
In addition, the bond developed between the locals and the doctors resulted in spontaneous exchanges, moments of laughter and the traditional famous hospitality extended to the doctors by the villagers.