In a first of its kind initiative of Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), HQ 101 Area organised a ceremony at Rhino Auditorium, Shillong to mark the flagging off of a mobile ECHS Polyclinic for Tura.
Speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant General Sanjay Malik, GOC 101 Area brought out that this pioneering initiative will result in tangible improvement in veteran health care for Meghalaya especially for five districts of Garo Hills. Conrad K Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, who flagged off the ‘Clinic-on-wheels’ was effusive in his praise for Veterans and the close synergy of 101 Area with the people of Meghalaya and expressed that healthcare for all is a top priority for him and such initiatives have his unstinted support. He expressed his happiness that the State of Meghalaya is the first to benefit from this facility which would serve as an inspiration for other states to emulate. The other senior dignitaries from Air Force, BSF, Police, Department of Health and Family welfare and NEIGRIHMS, who were present on the occasion expressed their appreciation for this initiative which will facilitate not just primary treatment but also referrals for cashless treatment, supply of medicines and emergency referrals.The veterans present on the occasion thanked all the stakeholders for this initiative.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee