Srinagar, Sep 26: Besides fighting militancy within the valley and guarding the borders, the Army is also conducting medical camps in far-flung and remote areas to provide people with free consultation and medicines.
A Defence ministry spokesman said medical camps were today organised at Muqam-e-Shahwali, Anderhama, Gund, Bumhama and Chail Patti, the remote villages in the frontier district of Kupwara.
He said hundreds of patients, including women, children and elderly attended these camps, where they were treated by a team of doctors from Army Medical Corps and Civil Hospital, Kupwara.
The camps provided the villagers an opportunity to avail of the services of specialist doctors which included a gynaecologist, dentist, surgical specialist and an ENT specialist.
He said the villagers also got a chance to get their live-stock treated by qualified veterinary doctors.
Free medicines worth Rs 1.10 lakh were distributed among the villagers. Besides, they were given useful information about HIV and family planning.