Tura, Feb. 15: The BSF today held healthcare camps in 50 villages in West and South West Garo Hills districts in Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
The BSF organised the camps under its civic action programme.
to address the basic healthcare needs of the people, the commandant of 183 battalion, T.N.S. Reddy, said.
Reddy said during these camps, they identify patients with chronic ailments who are referred for medical attention and do the follow-up. They also identify children with cleft lips and pursue them for operation under Project Smile.
About 700 patients participated in the programme, attended by four doctors. Apart from check-up, the patients were given free medicines.
The initiative was taken by the BSF to address the urgent medical aid at Chechengpara, near Dalu, nearly 75km from Tura.