STATE TIMES NEWS
POONCH: A medical camp was organised by Indian Army for the people of the Chhatral in Poonch District (J&K) and nearby villages where medical facilities are inadequate under Sadbhavana. The camp was organised for extending primary health care and facilitating provisioning of free medical advice to poor and needy people of the area. A team of seven doctors from Army and civil health department conducted the camp and provided locals with preventive care, treatment and medicines. In addition, locals were also provided with COVID-19 kits to include face masks, hand sanitizers and hand gloves. After necessary consultation by the medical officer, free medicines to the needy person were also distributed. Approximately 200 patients from village Chhatral and adjoining areas got treated in the camp. The seamless synergy between Army and civil administration particularly with medical department fulfilled a long awaited demand of the local population of Chhatral. The aged and the infirm who could not traverse long distances for specialized treatment were benefited the most by this quality Medical care. The relentless efforts of the army have been widely appreciated by AWAAM and have assisted in building stronger bond between them.