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Free medical camp in Purnea

Purnea, July 4: Polio victims and physically challenged people will be able to the reap benefits of a free medical camp at Purnea from July 23 to July 26.

The four-day camp will be organised by Purnea chapter of Indian Red Cross Society and promises surgery for polio victims and artificial limbs to the differently abled.

Co-sponsored by Purnea Marwari Yuva Manch, Purnea Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club, Purnea, the four-day free mega camp will be organised at Jute Byawasaik Bhavan in Gulab Bagh.

Governor Devanand Konwar will inaugurate the distribution of artificial limbs on July 26.

Patients from Bengal, Assam and Nepal would also be able to avail of the services at the camp.

A six-member doctors’ team from Patna, led by orthopaedic surgeon Dr S.S. Jha, will attend the medical camp and conduct surgeries on the polio victims.

However, the polio patients need to get their names registered by July 23 to be able to attend the camp.

A 25-member team of technicians, who would make artificial limbs, would also be present at the camp.

The team from Delhi will take measurements from the patients and make the artificial limbs in their well-equipped mobile van between July 23 and July 25. According to schedule, the artificial limbs will be distributed on July 26 at a programme inaugurated by Governor Devanand Konwar.

Patients in need of any information on the programmes during the four-day camp can call officials concerned at 09709735035 and 09931467331.

Vice-president of Indian Red Cross Society, Bihar, Dr Divi Ram told The Telegraph: “We expect thousands of patients, either in need of artificial limbs or surgery, to come to the camp. Even if the number reaches 2,000, we would be able to manage.”

He added: “If the programme is successful, we will arrange such programmes on a regular basis.”

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