Jabla (near the Line of Control), Feb 22 (UNI) Border Security Force (BSF) today organised a medical camp for the civilians, who had suffered due to heaviest snowfall in 20 years recently.
The camp where civilian patients were treated by BSF male and female doctors, were also given free medicines.
Manoj Kuamr Yadav, Commanding Officer of 171 batallion said the main reason to organise the medical camp was to provide much needed medical attention to the locals.
Locals were also advised how to save themselves, particularly children and elderly people, from cold related diseases.
He said in case of emergency, patients of different nearby villages are being evacuated to Sub District Hospital at Uri for treatment.
Deputy Inspector General of BSF for north Kashmir R K Chaudhari said the force will organise such camps in other far flung and remote areas, particularly near the border.
He said troops and local population share a very cordial relations.
Mr Choudhari said BSF will also arrange a veterinary camp for the livestock of villagers near the LoC.
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