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Free health camp in Lakhipur draws good response

SILCHAR, April 23: A free eye camp and health check up held in Janata LP School of Lakhipur tea estate on last Wednesday came as a great relief to the patients who attended it and got necessary remedy. The camp was conducted by Lions Club of this town in collaboration with Lions Club of greater Lakhipur along with the local Divyan Club. Inaugurating the camp, R K Sanahal, president of Lions Club Lakhipur, said that keeping in view the problems affecting the eyes of common people, such health check up camps are held on periodic basis.
The people of this backward sub-division can hardly afford to meet the expenditures of a nursing homes to get themselves examined and continue the treatment. Continuing R K Sanahal pointed out with the basic infrastructure and facilities lacking in state run hospitals and health centres, people have to suffer silently and allow their ailments or problems of eyes aggravate. Free medical camps therefore come as a boon to these unfortunate and poor patients.
Though there is no specific record or information about the number of people suffering from eye-problems, the large turnout at camps give an index of the problem. This is not only in respect of eye, but also other diseases. Rajdeep Goala, MLA of Lakhipur, who graced the camp, expressed his happiness at the way doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff come all the way from Silchar and extend all help and cooperation to patients examined, besides offering them free medicines and also necessary pieces of advice.
Dr. Biplob Das, Monisa Das, technician, Mitali Dey and Sikha Nath conducted the free eye camp. Of the 120 patients examined, 18 patients were diagnosed with cataract. They were successfully operated upon and advised follow up action for full cure and recovery. All the patients were satisfied with the treatment and the care taken by the medical and paramedical staff. Gonesh Roy, secretary of Divyan Club, also noted his satisfaction at the attendance of patients who came from different parts of the sub-division. He expressed his hope that considering the economic condition and the lack of basic and necessary medical facilities in the sub-division, such camps would be held in the area and his Club was ready to extend every possible help. (Source: SentinelAssam)

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