Free Medical Camp at NAD jetty, Trombay
In the run up to Navy Day, a free medical camp was organised by INS Tanaji at NAD jetty, Trombay on 09 Nov 15. The camp was inaugurated by Commodore Antony George, Commanding Officer, INS Tanaji, Mankhurd. The main aim of the medical camp was to provide free medical assistance, specialist consultation and medicines, which are not readily available in these areas.
A 57 member team from Naval Hospital INHS Asvini, located in south Mumbai provided the medical expertise. The team included 17 specialist doctors and other paramedical staff. Specialist consultation in Medical, Surgical, Gynecology, Pediatric, Eye, ENT, Skin and Dental specializations were provided to those utilizing the camp’s medical facility.
Patients came in large number to avail the free medical checkups and were provided all assistance. People who attended the camp expressed happiness and appreciation for the efforts put in by the Indian Navy in reaching out to the people for this noble activity. Cases requiring follow up treatment were referred to various civil hosipitals, which included MAA Hospital, Chembur (E), Shadabdi hospital, Govandi, Deonar Maternity Hospital, Deonar and Shahji Maternity Hospital, Cheetah camp.
Headquarter Western Naval Command of Indian Navy organizes many activities every year close to Navy Day towards improving the contact with people especially the fishing community, who are the eyes and ears of the country in regards to coastal security.
A large number of banners and posters were put up at vantage points by INS Tanaji for popularizing the event. Additionally, Pamphlets in English, Hindi and Marathi were also distributed to the public staying in Mankhurd area.