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Medical camp along Indo-Bhutan border

A health camp was recently organized at Bongurum on July 30 for the villagers living near India-Bhutan international border. The health camp was organised by NRHM,Udalguri in association with ' Elephants on the Line' an India-Bhutan-USA joint public programme to mitigate man-elephant conflict in villages bordering India-Bhutan international boundary. The health camp was opened at 11 am where Mobile Medical staff of NRHM Udalguri offered free medical check up,medical tests and distribution of medicines free to villagers. It needs mention that people of several villages namely- Ganeshghat,Bongurum etc had been deprieved of health care for a long time. The villagers, mostly belonging to Bodo, Nepali and Adivasi community largely attended the health camp along with children and woman to avail free health check up and medicine.

NRHM team headed by Dr.Juriti Pegu of MMV,Udalguri along with nine pharmacists,laboratory personel and nurses offered day long check up,medial tests and treatment to villagers. Dr. KR Phangesh,Senior Medical Officer of Hatigarh TE also attended the health camp to offer free service to villagers.

-Jayanta Kumar Das

 

 

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