The Indian Army held a free medical check-up camp and provided free medicines in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district

The Indian Army held a free medical camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on December 28 and a large number of people attended it. The camp was organised with an aim to provide basic medical facilities for patients who could not afford the treatments or medicines. Along with free medical check-up, and treatment, free medicines were also given to the people.

As Rajouri is located near the border, not many doctors practice there. The medical camp has greatly helped the patients. The Army had previously organised similar camps in Poonch and other far-flung areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Major relief to local residents

Doctors of Rajouri district äppreciated the army's endeavour and expressed willingness to continue to help the people in need. A gynaecologist Dr Sarika from Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital, praised the initiative as it provides aid to people coming from remote areas who lack medical facilities.

She also said that there is no cost of any procedure and even operations are conducted free of charge. Sarika also said that she is looking forward to collaborating with the Army soon again and help the people in need.

As cold conditions have worsened in the area, the camp has provided immense relief to people's health issues. A local said that people from far away have come to avail the treatment as many have fallen sick due to harsh weather. There is a long queue of patients who have come for treatment, he said.

(Courtesy: Republic World)

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