The objective of the programme was to encourage economically poor rural section of population inhabited on Indo-Myanmar border area to take Covid-19 vaccination with free of cost, and take free sugar test, malaria, typhoid and other flues
TFM News Service
Medical Health Camps were organized on September 17-18, 2021 at Huishu village and Awangkasom village junction respectively. The programme was funded by National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under CSR programme, Ministry of Minorities Affairs, Government of India, Delhi.
The objective of the programme was to encourage economically poor rural section of population inhabited on Indo-Myanmar border area to take Covid-19 vaccination with free of cost, and take free sugar test, malaria, typhoid and other flues, stated Ningchui G Shatsang, Managing Director/CEO, Ukhrul Hills Development Foundation (UHDF).
Approximately, 300-350 people of Huishu village and neighbouring villages attended the Huishu camp held on September 17, 2021. Around 50 people were vaccinated with their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Many elderly people were tested for sugar and the rest were checked for malaria, typhoid and other body-aches.
Similar health camp was organised on September 18, 2021 at Awangkasom Junction. Neighbouring villages namely Poi village, Nungpi village, Kuirei village, Ngahui village and Marem village attended the programme. Those villages’ contingents were led by village headman/chiefs, pastors, women and other social leaders. Around 260 attended the medical camp.
Medicine like azhitromicine, paracetamol, zincovit, vitamin C, ivermectin, azekem, ascoril, other cough syrups vatamin B Complex etc were also distributed freely informed Ningchui G Shatsang. During the programme, masks and sanitizers were also distributed to all the public. The programme was conducted under the supervision of a team of six doctors and five nurses headed by Dr AS Kapangring, Chief Medical Officer, Ukhrul district. Dr Changmei S Ningshen, a dietitian and Yaruingam Ningshen, a food expert, delivered lectures on food habits.
The area students’ organisation Yang Raphei Conference (YRC) led by its president H. Shimreishang and his executive members and Huishu youth organizations, church leaders and women organisations also attended the programme.