NOWSHERA: A medical camp was organised in village Dabbar Potha on 22 Jan 2012 by 33 Rashtriya Rifles alongwith 325 Field Hospital under the aegis of Tithwal Brigade for the benefit of local population in the villages of Dabbar, Potha, Kheri, Asthana Gurah, Gugrote, Daryalla, Thus and Guni of Nowshera tehsil. Doctors from the army including a lady doctor and dental specialist attended to the needy patients during the camp.
The villagers were educated on various important topics including that of family planning, causes and preventive measures against STD/AIDS and also on general health and hygiene. Government doctors are not able to visit the remote villages frequently due to which a large number of people suffering from serious ailments and diseases remain unattended. Therefore this medical camp provided medical aid and treatment to the needy locals. A strength of approximately 750 patients availed medical benefits in the camp.
During the Medical camp, assistance was also provided to some of the schools in the area and six computers with accessories were presented to Govt High School Kheri and almirahs with books were presented to Government High School Gugrote and Middle School Beri Pattan & Dharat. Mr Khaliq Hussain Principal of Govt High School, Kheri remarked, “this gesture shall go a long way increasing the IT awareness of the school children in this competitive world and offer them with greater job opportunities in future.”
Commander Tithwal Brigade in his address, impressed upon the people and the students to be progressive in their approach and cooperate with the army in its efforts towards the development of the society. Promising to continue such efforts, he encouraged the people and especially the children to take advantage of facilities being provided by the Army for their improvement. He also exhorted the students and locals to come forward to spread the message of peace and development in the society at large.