Srinagar: Bodnambal is a remote village in the Kupwara district of North Kashmir with population of around 5000 with limited road connectivity and no mobile network coverage. Indian Army conducted a two days medical camp to provide health care at this remote location.
People of this village have no medical facilities and the nearest PHC is at Kralpora. People from this village have to travel all the way to Kralpora even for minor problems. Under these circumstances with an aim to provide primary healthcare, Indian Army organised a two days medical camp which addressed the medical issues of the villagers.
The medical camp was conducted on 14 & 15 October 2021 at AT Primary School, Bodnambal with the help of Block Medical Officer, Kralpora.
Doctors including specialist like Gynaecologist, ophthalmologist and general physicians provided healthcare services to the villagers. An Army Doctor and Nursing Assistants along with six paramedics staffers from CHC Kralpora rendered their services.
The medical camp had an overwhelming response with total of 276 patients, who were provided with medical care. A total 109 Male patients, 87 female patients and 80 Children have been examined and treatment was provided. Free medicines were provided to every patient in the camp.
To strengthen the mass vaccination drive against COVID 19, a total of 104 individuals were vaccinated during this medical camp. This pushed the completion of vaccination of the village to the maximum extent possible.
The individuals who are suffering from chronic illness have been administered proper treatment, counselled and recommended further treatment from the CHC and District Hospital.
The Sarpanches, Ward members of village were extremely happy with the conduct of the medical camp and praised the efforts of Indian Army.
As a token of appreciation the Doctors and paramedical staff were falicitated by the Indian Army.