Assam is still reeling from the devastating floods that ravaged district after district, displacing and endangering many lives. Perhaps the biggest challenge awaiting the survivors now is post-flood rehabilitation. Breakout of infectious diseases can turn into the scale of an epidemic anytime. Government and non-profit organisations are working, hand in hand, to provide urgent medical care as well as relief support. Meanwhile, Guwahati-based IRS officer Padmapani Bora recently organised a mass-scale health camp in Hajo, a remote village of Kamrup – one of the worst affected districts.
The Camp Was Attended By 567 People
The camp was attended by around 567 people, comprising adults, children and senior citizens, most of whom have borne the brunt of the ravaging floods and sustained injuries or contracted serious ailments. Six experienced doctors who supervised the camp conducted meticulous check-ups and preliminary treatments. There was also a substantial stock of basic and emergency medicines which were distributed for free among the patients according to their prescriptions.
The camp also distributed menstrual hygiene products like sanitary napkins among adolescent girls and adult women. Basic toilet essentials like soaps and sanitisers were also distributed. “Our next plan is to organise health camps in remote village schools where the average nutrition level of the students is woefully low. In the next three months, we wish to focus on improving the health and nutrition of these underprivileged children,” Bora shares with Efforts For Good. Incidentally, Bora donated a considerable portion of his monthly salary to arrange the health camp.
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