A medical camp was conducted on January 28 at Hoshepu village, covering Hoshepu Range under Aghunato block by the department of health and family welfare Zunheboto.
A brief inaugural function was held prior to the commencement of the camp wherein introductions were made and welcome address delivered by the council chairman. CMO also gave a short speech followed by benediction by the Pastor.
The health camp received an enthusiastic response from the community, and a total of around 300 patients were given free medical checkups and treatment for various ailments aside from provision of free medicines.
Apart from that, other services provided during the medical camp included blood grouping, blood slides collection and testing and sputum collections, counseling on health and distribution of IEC materials. Led by chief medical officer Zunheboto, Dr. Viheshe Yepthomi, a team of doctors and nurses, paramedics, staffs and IEC official from CMO’s establishment conducted the camp.
The doctors for the camp were Dr. Alemwabang Aier, DIO, Dr. Akaho MO Suruhuto PHC, Dr. Heroto, MO Tokiye PHC, Dr. Puluto, MO Aghunato CHC, Dr. Ganato, MO ART Centre, and Dr. Esther. MO (Dental) district hospital.
The community has meanwhile lauded the department for undertaking such activities aimed at alleviating the problems faced especially by the rural poor and the elderly section of the population who otherwise have little or no access to healthcare for a variety of reasons, and requested for more such events to be organized in future. According to media officer, P. Renthungo Odyuo, Hoshepu range consisting of four villages under Aghunato Block was a historical place, as the first ever Indo-Naga war was fought here in 1955.
During the war, the Indian Army suffered heavy casualties and the four villages of Hoshepu Range viz. Khekiye village, Hoshepu village, Khewoto village and Nihoshe village served as the GHQ, CHQ, defense post and defense outpost and in that order, Naga Army and monolith commemorating the event fact had been erected.