Shillong: A day-long free medical camp was organised on Saturday at the Rising Sun School in Meghalaya’s Mawryngkneng village, under the auspices of National Medicos Organisation (NMO), Meghalaya Unit and Nazareth Hospital, Shillong .
Dr Biplab Chatterje, Gen. Secy. Meghalaya unit of NMO, Dr Paul Dkhar, Senior Consultant of Nazareth Hospital and E.N.T. Surgeon Dr Subhadeep Das were present at the event and provided medical guidance and necessary treatment to the people who attended the camp.
The headman of Mawryngkneng village expressed his happiness and gratitude towards the team of medical professionals in his inaugural speech and initiated the proceedings of the camp.
A total of 291 patients were examined and treated. The camp was also marked by the distribution of free medicines to the needy throughout the day.
Support from the local population was evident in the camp and this greatly motivated the doctors and the paramedical staff to carry out similar camps in the future.
The need for such camps is immense in interior and inaccessible places, as a large section of the population of the state reside in these areas and have complex medical and health-related needs.
Initiatives of similar nature can go a long way in bridging the gap between the medical needs and availability of the necessary treatment and medicines for the masses, who do not have access to these facilities in their respective areas.
The camp concluded with an assurance and solemn pledge by the doctors and staff of NMO of organising similar camps to aid and cater to the needs of the people residing in the interior areas of Meghalaya.
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