A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Assam Rifles at a remote village along the India-Myanmar border in Noklak district of Nagaland on July 6.
The Shamator / Noklak Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 7 Sector AR/ HQ IGAR (North) organised the free medical check-up camp at ITC Dan, Noklak district of Nagaland on July 6 for the benefit of the locals – from both India and Myanmar.
ITC Dan is the last Indian village along Indo-Myanmar border and a major entry/ exit gate for local population under free movement regime (FMR) agreement which allows free move of individuals living upto 16 km of both sides of border.
Assam Rifles is dual tasked for implementation of FMR and maintaining peace in the area.
The medical camp has benefitted the residents of the bordering villages of both India and Myanmar. It was organised to screen the sick, including citizens of Myanmar living in Ponyou, Tsalaow and Khimpu villages.
Local villagers, including women and children, suffering from various ailments like respiratory tract infections, dysentery, fungal infections, skin infections, ENT infections, lower backache etc. from far flung villages came for diagnosis and medicine.
Besides medical check-up and treatment, Dr HR Prasad, SMO 14 Assam Rifles spread awareness on Scrub Typhus and various common diseases prevalent in the region.
Khop, gaon burah of ITC Dan village and Ichung, village council chairman, Ponyuo village, Myanmar expressed heartfelt gratitude to 14 Assam Rifles for their yeoman service and kind gesture.