Over 6000 benefitted from free health camp

ITANAGAR, Nov 27: To provide specialist health services to the rural people at their door steps and generate public health awareness, a two days mega free health camp was organized at Kamba on November 25 and 26.
More than 6500 visitors attended the health camp conducted by a team of specialist doctors in surgery, medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, ENT, neuro-psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, dentistry, dermatology, etc.
Laparoscopic tubal ligations for female sterilization were performed upon 20 patients, while 15 patients have undergone minor surgeries. In all, 512 patients were screened for Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) and 333 were vaccinated against the disease (HBV). At least 40 patients have undergone audiometric tests to detect hearing loss or impairment, while 317 patients with near vision were provided spectacles free of cost. Crutches (6 nos.) and medicines were also provided to the needy patients for free.
Besides, test to detect blood sugar levels, malaria parasites and sputum test for TB, were also carried out by the departments of NPCDCS, NVBDCP and RNTCP respectively.
The patients were also provided health tips to stay fit and healthy.
The health camp was conducted in collaboration with the District Health Society of Aalo, RK Mission Hospital, Itanagar and military and paramilitary forces of Aalo, under the monitoring and supervision of the Deputy Commissioner and District Medical Officer of West Siang district.
Local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Nyamar Karbak sponsored the camp.