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Indian Army conducts Eye Camp at India’s first village

ByNE India Broadcast

Jun 10, 2024

Mago, a remote village often referred to as the first village of India due to its proximity to the border, recently witnessed a significant healthcare milestone. Team of doctors from Gajraj Corps conducted a comprehensive medical and eye camp, providing much-needed healthcare services to the local population.

The village of Mago, nestled in the rugged terrains of the Northeast, is known for its challenging access routes. Due to its remoteness it has limited healthcare infrastructure.

The effort to bring medical aid to this secluded area is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the medical team which came well equipped and prepared.

During the camp, a total of 94 patients were screened for various ailments. The team provided medical consultations, conducted diagnostic tests, and distributed necessary medications. The primary focus, however, was on addressing ocular health issues, which are prevalent in remote areas due to a lack of regular medical attention and the harsh environmental conditions.

Out of the 94 patients screened including eye cases, 11 were diagnosed with cataracts, a common yet debilitating eye condition. These patients have been scheduled for cataract surgery, which will significantly improve their quality of life. The surgeries are planned to be conducted in a phased manner, ensuring that each patient receives the best possible care and post-operative support.

Doctors emphasized the importance of reaching out to remote communities, stating, “Our mission is to ensure that no individual is left behind when it comes to healthcare. We aim to bring quality medical services to the doorstep of those who need it the most, regardless of their location.”

They also highlighted the collaborative efforts required for such initiatives, acknowledging the support from local authorities and volunteers. “The success of this camp is a result of teamwork and the collective will to make a difference. We are grateful for the local support that made this possible.”

The medical and eye camp in Mago is part of a broader initiative aimed at enhancing healthcare access in remote and underserved regions of the country. The team from Gajraj Corps plans to conduct similar camps in other isolated villages, continuing their mission to bridge the healthcare gap.

This initiative not only addresses immediate health concerns but also raises awareness about the importance of regular medical check-ups and the availability of treatment options. The positive impact on the villagers of Mago is a promising step towards achieving better health outcomes in remote areas.

(Inputs from Defence Public Relations Officer, Guwahati Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Rawat)

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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