In an endeavor to mitigate the problem of health care and medicines to the Gujjars and Bakarwals residing in upper reaches of Warsun, 17 JAK RIF and 160 TA JAK RIF also known as Kupwara Terriers in collaboration with Sub District Hospital, Kralpora conducted a day long Free Medical Camp on 21 Feb 22 at Kashmiri Warsun, Kralpora.
A joint team of Indian Army and civil doctors including Orthopaedic, Gynaecologist and Opthalmologist were made available under one roof to perform free medical check-ups, dispensing free medicines and rendering advice towards maintaining healthy, nutritional life style to all patients turning up for health check-up and consultation.
Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Army continues to remain committed towards ensuring wellbeing of AWAM by conducting Free Health camp ensuring strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols with an aim to reduce hardships of the people living in the far-flung areas in Kupwara such as Kashmiri Warsun where access to health care has always been a challenge.
The medical camp witnessed a large turnout of approx 295 patients, including women and children, who received much needed medical consultation and free medicines from the volunteer doctors.
The response from the locals was overwhelming and appealed to the Army & the district Health department to organize more such camps in remote areas of Kupwara in future. Such initiatives by the Army goes a long way to promote peace, progress, wellbeing among the masses.