• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Initiatives to allieviate challenges on medical cover provide to civilians over last six months by Indian Army in North East India

On the occasion of World Health Day, Spear Corps of the Indian Army has reaffirmed its commitment towards providing essential medical assistance to communities across Northeast India.

Over the past year, Spear Corps has conducted a series of medical camps, especially in remote areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and the violence-affected state of Manipur.

In Assam, Spear Corps has organized numerous medical camps, providing vital healthcare services to communities in Sonari, Charaideo, Digboi, Tinsukia, Deomali, Navrunpathar, Rupai, Talpathar, Phillobari, Jagun, Santak and Tokopahtar. These camps catered diverse range of needs, including general health check-ups, specialized consultations and treatments for various ailments.

In Arunachal Pradesh, the Corps has conducted medical camps in Bordumsa and Changlang, offering medical assistance to over 3000 individuals. These camps, were held in June, August and November last year and in January this year, addressing the healthcare needs of both Ex-Servicemen and civilians, ensuring that no one is left without access to essential medical care.

Tripura witnessed Indian Army’s dedication towards serving vulnerable populations, including orphans, with a medical check-up provided to children at an orphanage in Litchubagan, Agartala in February this year. This initiative underscores Army’s holistic approach to healthcare, encompassing the welfare of all segments of society.

In Manipur, where ethnic violence has displaced many, the Division organized approximately 70 medical camps, in last one year reaching out to communities in Bishnupur, Leimakhong, Moirang, Imphal East, Yaingangpokpi and various other locations. These camps not only provided medical assistance but also extended essential support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) residing in relief camps, ensuring that even amidst challenging circumstances, healthcare remained a priority.

Throughout these endeavours, the Army also collaborated with civil specialists, including pediatricians, gynecologists and dental surgeons, to deliver comprehensive healthcare services. The impact of these efforts is evident in the significant attendance recorded at each camp, reflecting the immense need for accessible medical care in these regions.

Furthering its commitment on the occasion of World Health Day to improve healthcare access in rural areas, Spear Corps organized Medical Health Check-up on 06 April at Jagun, Tinsukia, Assam catering for the medical needs of villagers and students. Meanwhile, in Manipur, a Medical Camp was organized on 07 April 2024 in Tumakhong, Imphal East district, benefiting approximately 500 villagers from four villages. This initiative aimed to bridge the gap in healthcare access exacerbated by the conflict, reaffirming the Indian Army’s commitment to serving communities in crisis and ensuring that essential medical assistance reaches those who need it the most.

Looking ahead, Spear Corps continues its unwavering commitment to the well-being of Northeast India’s communities. On this World Health Day, Indian Army reaffirms its pledge to organize four mega medical camps in Manipur over the next two months, furthering its mission to ensure healthcare accessibility for all.

Source: Army Authorities

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