Socio Economic Welfare Association (SEWA) in collaboration with Medical department particularly with National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of Namsai today conducted free medical camp for the flood affected people in two different flood relief camps of Kokoni and Mahalono under Lekang circle. Altogether 110 people benefitted from the camp.
During morning hours, the team set-up medical camp at Kokoni of New Silatoo under Lekang circle where 74 people were treated with various ailments by Dr C.M Thamoung, Dr. Sophia Shullai and Dr. Jayashree. In the afternoon, the team visited Mahalono village relief camp and examined 35 patients with different cases.
Besides conducting medical checkup and treatment the team also distributed essential eatables items like salt, tea, soap, and drinking water. The supporting medical team distributed total of 160 mosquito nets to the flood victims.
DPO (NVBDCP) who is also the president of SEWA highlighted on the importance of preventive measures of mosquito borne disease during the monsoon season. He urged upon the villagers to use Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) day and night to prevent from getting Malaria, dengue and JE diseases. Furthermore, he explained about the health and hygiene particularly on Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) and spoke on the importance of hand washing and safe drinking water to prevent from diarrhea and dysentery and gastroenteritis which are very common in relief camp and post flood situation.
The medical camp was attended by SEWA team from Namsai and Lekang unit and ALISU president namely C.T Manlong, Sutlu Singphoo, Robin Borah, Nobeswar Saikia, Medical staff from Namsai and New Mohong.