PAMPORE: A free medical camp for drivers and conductors was held on Thursday by Motor Vehicle Department in collaboration with Health Department Pampore and Pulwama on the theme “SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha”.
ARTO PulwamaPim Rose told Kashmir Reader that during the camp, doctors checked about 300 commercial vehicle drivers and tested their vision, eye sight and hearing besides other health related problems on the roadside of Srinagar-Jammu highway.
The medical camp was jointly organised by ARTO PulwamaPim Rose and BMO Pampore Dr Bilques Shah. Almost 100 drivers were medically examined by team of doctors at SDH Pampore.
Pim Rose in his speech emphasized upon the drivers to go for regular health check-ups for averting road accidents due to ill health, thereby causing loss of precious lives.
He advised the drivers to follow traffic rules strictly and keep first aid kit in their vehicles. He also advised the drivers to avoid over speeding, racing, rash driving besides asked to wear seat belt while driving.
Public in general and drivers in particular have lauded the role of ARTO Pulwama in this regard.
BMO PamporeDr.Bilques told Kashmir Reader that she deputed a team of doctors soon after she was informed about the free medical camp.
“Dr Andleebopthomologist, Dr Naseer master trainer BLS and Dr FirdousMasoodi along with Senior Opthalmic Technician Pharmacist Lab Technicians and other staff of SDH pampore were present on occasion,” she said adding that vision test and refraction and occular examination was conducted on around 100 drivers.
She said that new cases of diabetes mellitus and three new cases of hypertension were detected and treated by doctors on spot.
In view of road safety week BMO Pampore in collaboration with RTO Pulwama conducted a screening for diabetes and hypertension camp in addition to opthalmiccheckup. Also basic life support and first aid training was provided to driver community during the camp.