1859 patients treat in free medical camp

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: As many as 1859 patients were treated in day long free medical camp set up by the Frontier Corp (FC) 104 wing, in collaboration with health department here in government primary school Asheq Kelley, Mirdad Khel area of Landi Kotal on Thursday.

During the camp, the doctors of Army Medical Corp and the health department, comprising ENT, Medical Officer, Arthrophedic surgeon, Gynecologist, child specialist, Peads surgeon conducted checkup of hundreds of local tribal, diagnosed their diseases and supplied them free medicines. According to the forces official, 807 children, 690 women and 362 men were examined and were felicitated with needed treatment.

In addition representatives of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Merged Districts Mushtaq Khan and Kiramat Khan distributed free of charge new born baby kits, clean delivery kits and provided multivitamins and falicacid to pregnant and lactating women. Anti-polio drops were also administered to the children below five years.

Similarly Leishmenia patients also got special treatment on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion wing commander lieutenant Col Waqas said that the purpose of the establishing the camp was to facilitate the poor segment of the tribal society at their door step with standard medical aid. He added that minor and routine diseases would be treated in the camp while for major disease; the patients would be referred to district headquarter hospital for further curing.

The official reiterated that in near future they would set up free medical camps in Pased Khel, Gagra and other remote areas. “FC will set up more medical camps in the backward areas to serve poor and neglected tribal”, he assured. Dwellers of the area lauded the noble efforts and said it would grant them an opportunity to avail curing facilities in their locality.