Army organises multi speciality medical camp

As a prelude to 68th Jhangar Day Celebrations to be held on 04 July 2016, a Mass Multi Super Speciality Medical Camp and Blood Donation Camp was conducted at Nowshera by the Army at Jhangar, today to provide necessary specialist medical care to the people of remote border areas. A total of 23 doctors from Nowshera, Rajouri and Jammu attended the camp alongwith the Army doctors and support staff. A Vaccination and Immunisation Camp along with Thallasemia Awareness Drive was also conducted by Army at the venue with the help of Dr Sanjeev Dhingra from Jammu Medical College who enlightened the locals about the prevention and management of Thallasemia. In addition, Neonatologist Dr Anju Bhatti took a lecture on Prevention of Neonatal diseases and apprised about congenital anomalies to the attentive civilian and military personnel. A total of 1532 patients were examined by the team of specialists which included pediatricians, eye specialists, orthopaedicions, surgeons, general physicians, ENT, gynecologists and dental surgeons and were also given free medicines.
Moreover, a team of five doctors led by BMO Nowshera, Dr Suresh Gupta screened 59 children for further referral and management under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram.
Army also organised a blood donation camp at the venue and donated 51 units of blood on the spot. Ravinder Raina, MLA Nowshera, SDM Naoshera, Additional SP and SDPO Naoshera also graced the event with their presence. The people deeply appreciated the initiative undertaken by the Army in providing comprehensive health services – curative, preventive, promotive and referral of the screened patients to designated hospitals.

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