PASIGHAT April 13: While Pasighat Town is celebrating yearlong Centenary celebration, the health department organized Free-Health-Camp at the (Dere) doorstep of Debing village, under Ruksin sub-division on April 12 last. The camp was organized by District Health Society, Jt. DHS (T&R), Pasighat in collaboration with the Indian Army, 21 Sikh Battalion, Rayang.
The camp was formally inaugurated by the Commanding Officer of 21 Sikh Battalion, Rayang Col. Sushim Biswas in presence of Dr. T. Taloh DMO, Med. Sudt Dr. Onik Moyong, a group of specialists of General Hospital, Pasighat, hundreds of health workers, Army officers, Jawans, local leaders and general public.
There has been a complete synergy between the army men and the civilian population and this can go a long way in increasing cooperation between the civilian population and the army, said Col. Biwas on the occasion. According to Col. Biwas the other motive was to interact with the local people so as to wave away the fear psychosis of their presence in the vicinity.The DMO Dr. Taloh and Med. Supdt Dr. Moyong thanked the Army for cooperation making the medical camp a grand success. The duo stated free medical cover and educate the local population on the importance of hygiene and immediate medical cares was the noble mission of the camp.
Altogether 697 patients from Debing, Detak, Depi and Namey villages under Ruksin as well as under Nari sub-division were benefited by specialists and free medicines were also given. The populace of the area appreciated the efforts of the joint venture.
Meanwhile the Home Minister Tako Dabi who is also local MLA of Nari and Dr. T. Tapak MLA Ruksin extended their thanks to the organizers for conducting the camp in interior places and advised to organize more camps in other fur-flung places of the district in near future.
The other highlights of the day were, Army personnel presented super-hit Hindi and Punjabi song and dances including popular Bhangra dances throughout the day to amuse, which attracted huge crowds of civilian population from the adjoining villages. They also provided free refreshment and fooding to all the health officials.