SRINAGAR: J&K Armed Police in collaboration with Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir on Saturday organised Mega Health Camp at 20th Battalion Parihaspora, Pattan to provide basic as well as specialist health care services along with laboratory investigation and free drugs to the general public of area.
The services included General Medicine, Cardiology, Gynecology, ENT, Psychiatry, Oral and Paediatric healthcare services. More than 1400 patients availed these services. Around 390 persons were screened for Diabetes and Hypertension, out of which 27 were found suspected for Diabetes and 57 for Hypertension, an official statement said.
The camp was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Saleem ur Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir and S. A. Watali, Inspector General, J&K Armed Police.
Dr. Saleem ur Rehman in his inaugural speech stressed the need of organising such camps regularly under preventive measures.
S. A. Watali laid stress on making healthcare services accessible to general public at their doorsteps and appreciated the organizers including B. A. Samoon, Commandant, 20th IRP Battalion, Dr. Bashir Chalkoo, Chief Medical Officer, Baramulla and Dr. Manzoor, Block Medical Officer, Pattan along with other staff for making the camp a great.
Dr. Bashir Chalkoo, CMO Baramulla in his concluding speech apprised the public about the services being provided by the health department under various schemes/programmes which a common man can avail. He also apprised about the achievements of Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir.