Navy conducts medical camp at Lakshadweep

Last Updated: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 13:26

Kochi: Indian Navy conducted a four day long
Medical camp at the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, which
concluded on Friday, benefitting over 2,000 islanders.
A 27-member multi speciality medical team led by Surgeon
Commodore Girish Gupta, Commanding Officer Indian Naval
hospital Ship (INHS) Sanjivini commenced the camp on Nov one,
a naval press release said.

Medical camps were conducted at the islands of Minicoy,
Androth and Amini, besides providing logistic support for the
endeavour which is traditionally the opening event in the
series of activities leading to Navy day on December 4.

Specialists from various disciplines, including pediatrics,
radiology, opthalmology, gynecology, dermatology and
neonatology participated in the camp.

Surgeon Commodore Girish Gupta said the camp was a
demonstration of the Navy`s commitment to Lakshadweep islands.
Naval doctors detected high levels of anaemia among the
islanders. Midwifery training was also imparted to islanders
in view of the relatively modest delivery care there and
distance from the mainland, he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 13:26

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