Army conducts eye camp cum sadbhavana mela

Army today organised a free ‘Eye Camp’ cum Sadbhavana mela for the people of the far flung at the Line of Control in Poonch. The camp was organised by Durga Battalion for the elderly population of border villages necessitating Cataract surgery and advance eye treatment.
The camp was organised at village Degwar right near the Fence within two kilometres of the actual Line of Control. This was attended by womenand men of various age groups who had come from villages viz ; Nakarket, Tuglu, Kirni, Kalas, Seklu and Mandi. The Army doctors comprised of an Ophthalmologist besides the Unit Medical Officer and various Civil Administration officials too attended the camp. The patients comprised of all age groups with the youngest being 15 years and the eldest being 90 years of age. This Eye Camp was organized with an aim to provide advanced treatment to needy awam of border areas.
Out of a total of 92 patients, 19 are requiring cataract surgery and advanced eye treatment were referred to 150 General Hospital at Rajouri.
In addition, J & K Bank officials conducted a workshop on financial literacy
and awareness on various Government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana etc.
Naeem Bhatti, Distt Social Welfare Officer Poonch explained the villagers on various Govt sponsored schemes.
The same was organised in the presence of the Commanding Officer of Durga Battalion, Shambhu Nath Khajuria, Padomshree, Professor (Retd) Jagbir Singh and village Sarpanches/Panch viz : Hony Capt Mohd Nazir (Degwar), Mohd Khan (Ajote), Hony Capt Mohd Sadiq, SC (Kausalian). This humane approach of Indian Army and in particular the Durga Battalion has won the hearts and minds of local population.

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