GUWAHATI, Aug 24 - Chindits Battalion of the Red Horns Division conducted a medical camp for ex-servicemen in Nalbari and Kamrup districts as part of the ‘Veeron Ka Chikitsa Abhiyan’.
The camp was conducted as part of celebrations for the ‘Year of the Disabled Soldier’ as a mark of gratitude to those who have sacrificed their lives and limbs in service to the nation.
As part of the arrangements, a comprehensive medical camp was set up to include specialist medical staff and dental health professionals from Field Hospital, Changsari, to provide extensive care to ex-servicemen, disabled soldiers, widows and their dependants. A team from the state Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program Mission was also included to provide free consultation, checkups and guidance to the veterans and their families.
Additionally, personnel from Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) set up a cell to redress grievances and provide assistance to those veterans who had yet to sign up for the facility.
Other amenities included were counselling from the Army Placement Node to assist the veterans in seeking employment in the civil sector. The event was attended by 176 ex-servicemen and families, including 37 women.