RAJOURI: As part of welfare activities and to ameliorate the problems of the Awwam, a medical camp was organised by Samote Army unit under the aegis of Budhal Sector Headquarters at village Targain on 25 Nov 2011.
The camp witnessed an unprecedented response from the populace with people even from far flung villages attending the same. Prominent members of civil administration including the Mr Baishakhi Ram, ZEPO Kotranka and Mr Arsad, Patwari Samote also attended the camp.
Pregnant and lactating mothers were educated about the benefits of breast feeding, Pre Natal Care and the care of newborn babies. Necessary vaccination was also carried out for the pregnant and lactating mothers and infant babies.
Besides, providing medical aid and distributing medicines, the team also educated the villagers about hygienic living, preventive measures to avoid contagious diseases and benefits of family planning. The locals were grateful to the Army for organizing such a camp as being from a remote area of the region they do not have the best medical facilities.
A total 433 men, 609 women and 211 children benefited from the camp. Speaking on the occasion Haji Salam Din from Targain said “We stay in slopes of remote terrains. The adequate medical facilities for both men and livestocks are not available in our village, today these facilities have been brought to our door step.
Our army is taking every step for our progress and we are grateful to them for organising this camp”, Mr Suleman Shah, teacher from Govt Middle School, Targain thanked the Army for helping the poor & needy. Mr Kala Khan, Sarpanch Targain during his speech also said “That Army has always been present whenever the people required it”.