JAMMU: A medical camp was held at village Sungri. Free medicines to over 300 civilians were provided. People of this area have to travel long distances on foot to receive basic medical aid. Army had also arranged for a lady doctor specifically to attend to the medical needs of female patients.
Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform) has been in forefront in conducting programs aimed at constructive engagement of local populace for which people to people contact activities are being undertaken under Op Sadbhavana.
During the camp, the battalion provided much needed specialized medical cover especially to children and elderly people residing in the far flung areas. The medical team comprised of three doctors from the Army and Nursing Assistants. A lecture on importance of hygiene and sanitation was also delivered during the medical camp wherein various patients had turned up for medical checkup from the nearby villagers.
Mohd Shabdur an elder from Sungri village said that he was grateful to the Army for providing free medical aid at this remote place where no Government medical facility exists.