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Jammu: 04 Jul 2019.
Indian Army organised a Medical and Veterinary Camp at Gundna village of Doda District. Medical and Veterinary Camp was aimed to address the popular demand of local populace residing in remote area of Gundna of Doda District where medical facilities are inadequate due to poor road conditions, weather constraints and inaccessible terrain.
The Medical and Veterinary Camp was led by Army Medical Officers. Medical cover included screening of patients, medical treatment and distribution of medicines was carried out during the camp. Total of 378 patients including 180 males, 142 females and 56 children were provided medical care. Veterinary camp was conducted to screen and treat the livestock of locals as well as of Gujjars and Bakkarwals who have come to pastures in high reaches of Gundna ridge from Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban and Doda. A total of 418 animals including Cows, Sheep, Horses, Mules, Goats and Buffalos were screened, out of which 378 were provided medical treatment.
The local population expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Indian Army for its efforts and assistance in providing medical checkup and medical aid at their door steps. Pamphlets on Health, Nutrition and Child care were also distributed to the parents in order to spread medical awareness amongst the general populace. Locals were also sensitised on preventive health care to guard against common diseases. Initiative by Indian Army to provide Medical and veterinary treatment and provision of medicines has been highly appreciated not only by local populace of Gundna but also by District civil administration and medical authorities. Indian Army assured the locals of its continued support in future too.