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Free Operation Camp at Arunachal Pradesh

The Free Operation Camp organized by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in association with Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Remote Area Medical, Knoxville,USA concluded successfully on 14th February 2015. A team of nine NRI Doctors participated in the camp, which was inaugurated on 9th February 2015 by the Deputy Commissioner of Changlang, Mrs. Chanchal Yadav.

The team conducted 68 major and minor surgeries successfully during the camp. 132 endoscopies were done by NRI Gastroenterologist free of cost. A total 401 outpatients were examined by the NRI doctors and medicines were given accordingly. Patients from Changlang, Tirap and Lohit district came in large numbers to avail the opportunity.

To make this endeavor a success, various segments of society came forward with their whole hearted participation like the Medical authority and staffs of District Hospital,Changlang, District Administration, Local MLAs and other local organizations. It has to be mentioned here that our well wishers from far off places like Gujarat also helped us by sending medicines that were used in the camp.

The participation of the local people during the camp was overwhelming. The youth wing of Rangfraa Faith Promotion Society (RFPS) provided volunteers, who worked day and night to make the camp successful.

It is to be mentioned that this was the ninth yearly operation camp by the Remote Area Medical Volunteers and till date we operated more than 400 poor and needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The faith that the people have on the smooth conduction and transparency of the camp inspired the whole team and encouraged the NRI team to visit and serve here time and again.