Pampore: A free medical camp was organised by jointly 110 Battalion CRPF and 185 Battalion CRPF at Lethpora, Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday wherein people gathered in large numbers to get their health issues addressed.
More than 450 people took benefit of the camp, officials said, adding that the camp was inaugurated by a village elder of Lethpora in the presence of Yogesh Purohit, Commandant 110 Battalion, Vinod Tandon 2iC 185 BN, Sudhir Kumar 2iC and other officers of the unit.
A dentist for an oral health check-up and counseling was also available from the Government Hospital, CRPF officials told Kashmir Reader.
“CRPF runs various schemes for assisting the needy and merging with the local population and for having better coordination with them and 110 BN and 185 BN CRPF are continuously organising awareness, community outreach, skill development and free medical camps for the benefit of the local population,” they said.
Today we have organised a joint free medical camp and consultancy for those who require medical assistance and special counseling and treatment for skin and dental related issues and you see a large number of people turned up in the program, said Sudhir 2iC 110 BN.
Yogesh Purohit, Commandant 110 CRPF Batallion said the aim of such programme is to have good relations with locals and also help them in difficult times.
He said it is a continuous process and CRPF is periodically conducting community outreach programmes. Such camps and community outreach programmes will continue in the future also, he said.
Local people of these areas showed great enthusiasm and appreciated the efforts and role of Commandant 110 battalion of CRPF and his team for the camp.
The school children and teachers of Government Higher Secondary School Lethpora also benefited from the camp and appreciated the efforts of CRPF.