As part of Navy Day Celebrations 2022 and social outreach programme, a Medical Camp was organised at Paradip port by Eastern Naval Command. INS Gharial with Portable Containerised Medical Facility conducted the event on 22-23 Nov22. The camp was inaugurated by Surg Rear Admiral R Ravi, Command Medical Officer, Eastern Naval Command. INS Gharial, an amphibious ship, was converted into a hospital ship role for this event. The Portable Containerised Medical Facility (PCMF) onboard the ship has an X Ray Centre, Dental Centre, Minor OT, Isolation ward, ICU and pharmacy, which will be a key enabler during HADR operations.
The camp, coordinated locally by Cmde NP Pradeep, Naval Officer-in-Charge (Odisha)aimed to provide a comprehensive health check-up for the residents of villages Sandakudu, Jagannatha Colony and others close to Paradip.
Pediatrics, Dermatology, Dental, Medical, Ophthalmology, general OPD, and Gynaecology facilities were provided during the camp by the doctors and paramedic staff from INHS Kalyani and INHS Nivarini. More than 550 residents, 227 women, availed the facilities at the camp.