BAROROH: Village Bararoh near the Line of Control wore a festive and colorful look with thousands of residents of neighboring villages thronging the camp site on the occasion of a Medical and Veterinary Camp organized under the aegis of a unit of BAWAN Brigade on 20 Jan 12. A free Medical and Veterinary Camp was organized under OP SADHBHAVNA to meet the long outstanding demand of locals of the area near the Line of Control in Akhnoor region.
Army medical teams including Dental and Veterinary specialists as well as Eye and Skin specialist and other doctors from civil administration rendered medical care. Medical aid in the form of free medicines, consultations, ante-natal facilities and counseling regarding HIV, family planning etc were also extended. A Mobile Dental chair was established to provide Dental Care and Oral hygiene.
The Medical and Veterinary camp was inaugurated by Maj Gen NPS Hira, General Officer Commanding, Crossed Sword Division. The aim of the camp was to provide medical assistance to the civilian population residing in remote areas along the Line of Control and also bring to their door step the veterinary support for their cattle. The endeavor to identify disabled persons and cater for their well being by providing wheel chairs, hearing aids and spectacles received appreciation from all quarters. The transportation of the patients from far flung areas was also catered for by the Army.
The camp received an overwhelming response from the local population including women and children who visited the camp in strength till evening. People expressed their appreciation for the initiative taken by the Crossed Swords Division.