Medical Camp Organized at Atchutapuram by Indian Navy
As part of Navy Day Celebrations, a free Medical Camp was organised at Mandala Vikalangula Ashram Pathshala and nearby villages at Atchutapuram on 03 November 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The camp was inaugurated by Surgeon Rear Admiral Bijitesh Chakravarty, Command Medical Officer, ENC and aimed at providing comprehensive health check-up for detection of early stages of chronic diseases and distribute basic medicines to the needy.
The medical camp held as a part of outreach program under the aegis of ENC covered the fields of Pediatrics, Dermatology, Dental, Ophthalmology, general OPD and on-the-spot laboratory investigations coordinated by Surgeon Commodore Rahul Ray, VSM, Commanding Officer INHS Kalyani with a team of 20 Medical Officers. On the sidelines of the medical camp, personnel from INS Dega cleaned the surrounding area as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, carried out basic repairs to electrical fittings and plumbing and white-washed the class rooms. Staff from Station Health Organisation carried out disinfection by spraying insecticides in the surrounding to prevent vector borne deceases.
There was an overwhelming response to the camp wherein about 720 personnel including 630 girl students from Gurukula Patasala and Kasturba Patasala Atchutapuram where screened by all the specialists. Gynecologists also delivered lectures on personal hygiene to girl students. Food packets, toiletries and medicines were disbursed to the students and other participants. Shri PST Patnaik, Secretary of Mandala Vikalangula Sankshema Sangham Pathshala, Atchutapuram expressed his gratitude to Navy for the humanitarian effort.