Army medical camp draws thousands of people

Last Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 17:47

Srinagar: Over 3,000 patients were on Sunday
provided free consultation and medicines at the Army`s
day-long medical-cum-veterinary camp in Uri sector.

The camp was organised by the 7th battalion of Jammu
and Kashmir Rifles under the aegis of 161 Infantry Brigade at
primary health centre, Chandanwari, 90 kms from Srinagar, an army
spokesman said.

He said 15 Army and civil doctors attended the
patients, including women and children, and gave free
medicines worth Rs 95,000 to them.

The patients had thronged the camp from 29 villages,
the spokesman said, adding that transport was provided to
those who stayed at far-flung areas.

Also, 16 pairs of crutches were distributed to
physically challenged persons.

At the veterinary section of the camp, over 5,000
animals were examined by army doctors and free medicines worth
Rs 55,000 given to their owners, the spokesman said.

The camp, organised by Army as part of its Operation
Goodwill, was aimed at further strengthening the bond between
the security forces and the locals.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 17:47

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