Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI) Nearly one thousand patients, including women and children, today attended a medical camp organised by the army in a remote village in the central Kashmir district of Badgam where besides treatment, free medicines were also distributed.
The camp was set up by 53 Rashtriya Rifles (Punjab) alongwith District Administration, Budgam to provide the needy people of village Delvan and nearby areas medical advice and free medicines.
The medical camp was inaugurated by Colonel V K Purohit, Commanding Officer of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (Punjab) to provide treatment to underprivileged village folk of the rural Badgam who have few means of medical assistance and who are monetarily hardpressed for essential medicines.
The Colonel said the camp provides an opportunity to ensure better coordination and understanding between troops and common people.
He said the patients were provided free treatment and medicines at the medical camp where services of senior doctors of medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and gynecologist were available.
The Doctors were assisted by a team of paramedical staff from both Army and civil medical establishments.
Over 1000 patients including 350 men, 400 women and 250 children attended the camp.
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