Friday, 30 March 2012


UDHAMPUR: On the request of local populace residing in the rural areas of Udhampur district, who find it difficult to travel repeatedly to Udhampur or Jammu Government Hospitals for their medical treatment, Command Hospital Udhampur decided to reach out to this segment of needy people at their doorstep. 
A team of multi specialty doctors from the hospital examined the patients at a medical camp held on 02 Oct 11 in Pancheri village with facilities for Eye, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical, Surgical along with field Pathological Laboratory services. A large number of people from the surrounding areas turned for the medical camp. 
Majority of the people were treated as out patients. Women of reproductive age group were screened for cervical and breast malignancy and others were screened for diseases like anemia, hypertension and diabetes. Approx 2200 persons benefitted from the camp and 105 cases were screened for further follow up Eye, ENT treatment cum re-constructive surgeries at Command Hospital Udhampur.

Shri Gurudatta of village Pancheri suffering from cataract of both eyes was overcome by the concern of the doctors in removing his cataract and enabling him to see his near and dear ones after eight years. The patients were appreciative of the costly medicines given free of cost to them and further added that such medical camps go a long way in improving lives of poor and aged people in rural areas,
To commemorate the medical camp and follow up surgeries, a valedictory function was held at Command Hospital Udhampur on 28 Mar 12. Lt Gen Balbir Pama, SM, Chief of Staff, HQ Northern Command was the Chief Guest. He complimented the efforts of the Commandant, the doctors and paramedical staff for making the medical camp a success and lauded their hard work and dedication. He distributed free spectacles to patients with eye problems and interacted with them and their relatives.

Maj Gen BS Verma MG of Medical Branch, HQ Northern Command and Maj Gen DS Pathania, VSM, Commandant Command Hospital thanked the Chief Guest for gracing the occasion and his valuable guidance for future conduct of such camps. They also thanked the local administration for their whole hearted support and cooperation in organising the medical camp.

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