The army on Sunday organized a medical camp at Kigwema village. According to a defence release, the camp was organised by the general military hospital, Zakhama under the aegis of Spear Corps and the local army formation.
The camp held at Makhuma, volleyball ground in Kigwema village was inaugurated by Colonel TN Mukherjee, Commanding Officer, General Military Hospital, Zakhama. Mukherjee said the medical camp was an effort to bring best medical facility to their doorsteps. He expressed the belief that this event would bring the Army and local populace in to tighter bonds of friendship and instill confidence in each other.
The army organized the camp to provide health care and free medical check up and treatment for various commonly occurring ailments to the civil population of the area and to screen out various diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and anaemia. Doctors also visited the residence of the oldest person in the village aged around 100 years and treated her. Altogether 318 civilians underwent free medical check-up and treatment in the camp. The chairperson and village heads have thanked the army for organizing medical camp in their remotely located village.