Srinagar: A free medical health check-up camp was organized on Wednesday during the Civic Action Programme conducted by the 162 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in association with Ayush Department Handwara at the Boys Higher secondary School in Handwara and distributed free medicines.
The camp was inaugurated by Superintendent of Police, Sheema Nabi in presence of Vinod Kumar, Commandant 162 Battalion.
Municipal committee Chairman Handwara, Masroor Ahmad Banday, Second-in-Command Rajiv Kumar, Assistant Commandant Neeraj Kumar Yadav, Medical Officer Dr Vishvendra Singh, Dr Shahijahan Wani, Dr Javid Ahmad, Dr Syed Ubaid, Dr Iqra and other administrative officers graced the occasion by their presence.
During the medical camp a number of people including the ladies, children and senior citizens of the area gathered in large numbers for the health camp and more than 200 people took advantage of the camp.
Speaking on the occasion Commandant of 162 Battalion, Vinod Kumar remarked “CRPF runs various schemes for assisting the needy and merging with the local population and for having better coordination with them. Today we have organised a free medical camp and consultancy for those who require medical assistance and you see a large number of people turned up in the programme”.
“The aim of such programmes is to have good relations with locals and also help them in difficult times. It’s a continuous process and 162 Battalion is periodically conducting community outreach programs in one or other way. In the past also such free medical camps were organised in different areas in Kupwara district”, added Vinod Kumar.