Srinagar: Following demands from the locals the Indian Army organised a Medical Camp at Dardpura village. The area of Dardpura (Village of Widows), Satbain and its surrounding villages are located at the foothills of Shamshabari mountain ranges. These villages in higher reaches lack basic amenities and medical infrastructure such as Government Hospitals and Primary Health Centres (PHCs).
During recent interactions in Khairiyat Patrols, villagers conveyed the requirement of medical assistance by medical specialists. Based on the felt need, a Medical Camp was organised by the Indian Army at Dardpura village.
During the Medical Camp the specialists from Government Hospital Kralpora that included Gynaecologist, Ophthalmologist, Medical Specialist and Dentist were roped in to ensure medical assistance to the people in this remote region at their doorstep. Two medical officers from the Indian Army were also there at hand to provide the much-needed medical assistance during the medical camp.
All patients were received at the reception centre where they were given entry slips for specific Out Patient Department (OPD) and face masks to ensure adherence to Covid-19 protocols. From reception, the patients were directed to the waiting area for respective OPDs.
The details of patients treated at respective OPDs are Medical OPD -274, Eye OPD -16, Gynecology OPD -16, Dental OPD -07, Total -313
The camp was attended by a total of 175 men and 138 women including children. Every individual was given a medical check-up along with specific medical advice in the various OPDs set up. Post completion of the check-up, medicines were distributed as endorsed on the medical slips. The medical camp was organised in a way to function smoothly as well as to give adequate privacy to the female patients with separate Gynaecologist OPD and medicine counter for their comfort.
The doctors and staff from Kralpora Hospital were felicitated post completion of the camp as a token of appreciation from the Army.