Curtain Raiser — Health camp during Navy Week celebrations 2016

November 3, 2016 Photo(s): By PRO (Navy)
 
 

As a part of the Navy Week 2016 celebrations, Indian Navy would be conducting a free health camp for the general public from 19 to 21 Nov 16 at Amarpur village, Palwal district, Haryana. The venue of the camp is Govt Senior Secondary School, Amarpur. This camp has been organized as part of the outreach programme of the Indian Navy to bring about awareness in the general public about the role and task of the Navy and also to encourage youngsters to consider Navy as a career. The camp will be inaugurated by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of the Naval Staff on 19 Nov 16.

A medical team consisting of 14 specialists and super-specialties medical officers in various fields of medicine and 24 para-medical staff would be arriving from the premier Naval Hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai exclusively for the camp. The specialists will conduct out-patient consultation for medical, surgical, gynaecology, paediatric, Eye, ENT, skin, cardiology and endocrinology ailments. The camp will also have a dental chair and supported by laboratory, ultrasonography and pharmacy facilities. There will be facility to screen for cancer cervix and cancer breast in women. In addition to medical examination, the team will also organise health awareness activities for the general population through health exhibition. In the premises of the school, a booth will be established by the recruiting directorate and people can avail details on various recruitment procedures for the Indian Navy.

The special feature of the camp is establishment of mobile laboratory with facilities to carry out urine and blood investigations at four villages, viz., Balai on 12 Nov 16, Rampur Khor on 13 Nov 16, Jalhaka on 14 Nov 16 and Amarpur on 15 Nov 16.

This historic health camp, being held for the first time ever at Palwal district, endeavors to address basic health issues in this district and will also provide free medicines as a part of the Indian Navy’s philanthropic effort.