Indian Army conducted a medical camp at Taksing on 13 Nov 2019. The camp witnessed a large turnout of patients including women and children who were provided with much needed treatment and medicines.
Taksing is a tiny hamlet which is nestled in the western reaches of Upper Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the abode to the relatively unknown Nah Tagin tribe and is the last bastion of human civilization.
Daily sustenance is an ongoing struggle for the inhabitants in this far flung village with their daily life, full of strife and struggle. The nearest Health Centre, being 125 kilometres away at Nacho, has left a void in this village for medical care and treatment and little provision to cater for a medical emergency.
On seeing their plight, the Indian Army has stepped in as the ‘Good Samaritans’ and decided to organise Taksing Clinic at regular intervals to help the people. This would be manned by the Army Medical Staff.
Earlier in the year, a ‘Polio Ravivaar’ campaign was organized to provide immunization dose to the children. Awareness programmes were also conducted for the villagers including a door to door medical campaign, to educate them about the importance of hygiene and sanitation for preventing various food and water borne diseases.
The medical camp has been widely appreciated by the people of the region and also the civilian administration for yeomen service it had done for the community.