Assam Rifles organise civic action programmes in state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/19/2020 12:23:57 PM IST

Assam Rifles has been conducting various activities under its civic action programme in the state for the welfare of the people.

Tuensang Battalion: Tuensang Battalion of Assam Rifles organised free medical camp at Changsha village, Mon on October 15. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the aim of medical camp was to provide medical assistance to the villagers especially the old, handicapped, orphaned and women who were unable to go to the hospitals which are located at far distances. The importance of timely vaccination, personal hygiene and sanitation was also discussed. 28 males, 30 females and 14 children benefitted from the camp.

Kiphire Battalion: Kiphire Battalion assisted in the modernisation administrative process of the Kiphire District GB Association (KDGBA) office by providing a personal computer with complete accessories and peripherals on October 9. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the gesture of the Assam Rifles for welfare of the public was appreciated by the locals.  

164 Inf Bn (TA) (H&H), Naga: On the occasion of 71st Territorial Army Day, 164 InfBn (TA) (H&H) Naga under the stewardship of Col Neeraj Sood, SC organised free medical camp on October 9 at Mima village, Kohima. According to PRO (Def), Kohima, 108 patients were screened by regimental medical officer and medicines were given to patients. A lecture on COVID-19 was also conducted. 

Jalukie Battalion, Jalukieram: Jalukie Battalion organized career counselling drive and medical camp at Jalukieram on October 10.  Medical checkup and lectures on various career opportunities for the youths were conducted. Locals were encouraged to strictly abide by the COVID-19 protocols for own safety and their loved ones. A total of 47 youths attended and 140 villagers benefitted from the medical camp.

Jalukie Battalion, Mainamatsi: Jalukie Battalion conducted medical camp at Mainamatsi on October 7. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), the security forces in collaboration with one doctor and two staff members of PHC, Athibung conducted medical check-up and provided immunisation to infants and children of Songlhuh village. A total of 113 locals and 23 children benefitted from the medical and immunisation camp.  Jalukie battalion also conducted career counseling drive and medical camp at Mainamatsi on October 10. The villagers were briefed about various health and hygiene methods to be implemented during this crisis. The youths along with troops took part in cleanliness drive around the village area. A total of 47 youths attended the lecture and 140 villagers benefitted from the medical camp.

Shamator Battalion: Shamator battalion of Assam Rifles provided emergency medical assistance to a 29 year old lady who was in critical condition caused by pregnancy complications on October 16 at Ponyo village. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N), Assam Rifles medical staff and staff of Nagaland Health department from Pangsha gave her immediate medical assistance. As the patient needed hospitalisation, she was immediately evacuated to District Hospital, Noklak.

Chieswema Battalion: Chieswema battalion provided six coffee pulping machines. According to PRO HQ IGAR (N) the machines were provided to potential coffee farmers from Tsiesama Basa, Gariphema, Nerhema,  Touphema  and Rusoma villages respectively.  

This would reduce time and effort for processing coffee beans and enhance profit margin of the farmers. 

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