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Medical camp in Arunachal

A medical camp was held in the last village—Chaglagram—in the Indian territory on the Indo-Sino borders. It was for the first time that health needs of these people living in this difficult terrain were catered to after Independence through a camp. The stretch is so difficult that in just 22-km journey between Chaglagram and Metlang, the team had to face 22 landslides.

It was perhaps for the first time after Independence that a free medical camp was organised in extremely difficult terrains of Arunachal Pradesh. A team of eight doctors, six hailing from Nagpur, and drawn from various streams of medical specialisations conducted 11 medical camps encompassing around 80 villages. The medical camps were conducted from September 10 to 16 under the aegis of the Sanghamitra Sewa Pratishthan and Arunachal Vikas Parishad.

A total of 3312 patients were examined in the camps. Despite the fact that the water in Arunachal Pradesh has high iron content, people of the region basically suffer from iron…