Remote villagers benefit from Army’s medical camp

TAKSING, Nov 14: The Indian Army has conducted a medical camp at remote Taksing, a tiny village nestled in the western reaches of Upper Subansiri district, a defence release said on Thursday.
The camp, which was organized on Wednesday, witnessed a large turnout of patients, including women and children, who were provided with much needed treatment and medicines, the release said.
Taksing, bordering China, is the abode to the relatively unknown Nah Tagin tribe, and is the last bastion of human civilization.
Daily sustenance is an ongoing struggle for the inhabitants in this far-flung village with their daily life full of strife and struggle.
The nearest health centre being 125 kms away, in Nacho, has left a void in the village for medical care and treatment and little provision to cater to medical emergencies, Kohima-based Defence Spokesman Lt Col Sumit Sharma said in the release.
On seeing the plight of the villagers in Taksing, the Indian Army has decided to organise ‘Taksing clinic’ at regular intervals to help the people. This will be manned by the Army medical staff.
Earlier in the year, a ‘polio ravivaar’ campaign was organized to provide immunization doses to children.
Awareness programmes, including a door-to-door medical campaign, were also conducted for the villagers to educate them about the importance of hygiene and sanitation to prevent various food- and water-borne diseases, the release added. (PTI)