Kupwara, Nov 27 : As a part of celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’, ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ and with an aim to provide basic health facilities in far-flung areas, the ‘Zorawar Garrison’, Gujarpatti of the Indian Army organised a one day-long medical camp at Rednag for Sogam Block in Lolab under the aegis of Sentinels of Lolab in the Kupwara District to treat the sick and needy from the remote areas of Lolab.
Leading specialist doctors drawn from various Army hospitals and civil administration were pooled in for the camp on Saturday to provide the spot consultation and treatment to the patients visiting the camp.
The medical camp was organised under Operation Sadbhavna to provide medical care to the villagers in the area at their doorsteps. A large number of locals (approximately 1500), children, youngsters and elderly alike, visited the camp here and consulted the doctors.
Prominent people including Mr Haji Farooq Mir, Vice Chairperson District Development Council Kupwara, BDC Sogam, Sarpanches, ward members and influencing people from the area visited the camp site and interacted with people to understand their problems.
Besides medical consultations and check-ups, medicines were also provided to the people free of cost. Locals of Rednag and adjoining villages lauded the Indian Army for organizing the medical camp.
As the Winters are also approaching, the number of infections is expected to rise further, therefore the medical camp was necessary before the onset of winters.
Villagers appreciated this step taken by the Indian Army and hoped that such types of medical camps are organised across the Union Territory on a regular basis.