To provide first hand health care facilities to the rural people, a free medical camp was today organized jointly by an NGO and Directorate of health Services, Jammu here in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Thial Tehsil Majalta.
Member Parliament Jammu–Poonch Constituency, Jugal Kishore Sharma was the chief guest, while Financial Commissioner Heath and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo was the guest of honour on the occasion.
Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Renu Sharma; Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, Chairman SDDM, B.D Sharma, Retired Justice, O.P Sharma, Dr. Yashpal Sharma, Ex-MLA, R.S Pathania, Dr. Arun Mahajan, Physician Specialist, Dr. Jyotsana, Gynaecologist, Dr. Shalinder, ENT, Dr. Deepak Abrol, Cancer Specialist, Dr. Manisha Langer, Radiologist, Dr. Ranjit Singh Rathore, Urologist, Dr. Sanjeet Singh Parihar, ENT Specialist and other doctors and paramedics of Block Majalta besides prominent citizens also attended the camp.
Around 3000 patients were examined by group of specialist Doctors and provided free medicines. Over 300 patients were tested for Blood Sugar on the first day of the mela and were provided free medical checkup. Likewise, 100 patients were registered for cataract surgery by Dr. Ashok Sharma, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, and Govt. Medical College Jammu.
At the outset, Chairman of the society, B.D Sharma presented welcome address and also briefed about various activities of the society.
While addressing the gathering, the chief guest appreciated the efforts made by the organisers for holding the free Medical camp in rural and far off areas. He hoped that the NGO will continue its service with the same spirit and missionary zeal.
He added that Government is committed to provide better health care facility to the people of the UT. He further said that the central Government has launched different government schemes for the welfare of general public. He urged the people to come forward and to avail the benefits of these schemes. Sharma said that such type of Medical camps provide an opportunity for better healthcare facilities at the doors of the people who are otherwise reluctant to take proper medical care. Member Parliament also thanked all the participant in general and society in particular for conducting this camp.
To take stock of facilities being extended to the patients, Member Parliament accompanied by the Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo had a round of different OPDs, Laboratory and various sections of Health Mela.
Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education, also spoke on the occasion, and appreciated the efforts of the Society for organizing such mega events for the welfare of the people and hope that such activities will be continued in future also. He said that the Health department is putting in its best efforts in providing adequate Medicare to the people especially in the rural and remote pockets.