BARAMULLA: Valley has been reeling under the pressure of intense cold wave recently. The fresh snow fall has made matters worse as normal life has been badly disrupted. While interacting with Awam, it was revealed that the population, especially of rural areas were in dire need of medicines.
Keeping in view the inclement weather conditions and realising the critical situation, a sudden urgency of extending the medical facilities to the needy population was felt. Accordingly, Army organised a medical camp in 19 Feb 2012 at Hathlangoo (Baramulla District) to assuage the needs of villagers of adjoining areas.
The camp was undertaken as a relief measure for the local populace from the harshness and severity of winters. The local populace attended the camp and were provided medical consultations alongwith free medicines. The patients included senior citizens, women folk and children in large numbers.
Doctors from Army attended the camp and provided their services. The opportunity was also utilised to distribute blankets to the needy senior citizens. The effort undertaken by the Army on organising the medical camp in such adverse conditions was widely appreciated by the locals and civil administration.