Fourteen Rajput located at Payarpura (Hyhama) District Kupwara
is one of the few units to have initiated winds of change
within its area of operation. The 14 Rajput along with the
government hospitals at Kupwara organised a free
medical-cum-veterinary camp. The Commander, 68 Mountain
Brigade, Brig A K Singh inaugurated the medical-cum-veterinary
camp. Mr Sayed Haqnawaz, DC, Kupwara, Mr GM Dar, SSP Kupwara
and Mr Garib Das, SSP Handwara were present at the camp.
Army provided two doctors, two lady gynaecologists and a
dental surgeon. The Government Hospital, Kupwara provided the
services of an eye specialist, one medical specialist, a lady
doctor and a dentist. Two veterinary doctors, one each from
the Army and the Government Animal Husbandry Department, were
also present to provide veterinary services. Free medicines
for both the people and animals were provided by the Army and
the District Hospital, Kupwara.
Vehicles were arranged
by the Army for conveyance of the villagers to the medical
camp from remote areas. Refreshments were also provided for
all the patients who visited the medical camp.
grievance cells were put up by the DC and the SSP of Kupwara
district.Grievances of the locals of the area were registered.
In the veterinary camp,
a large number of livestock were treated for liver diseases,
anemia, FMD and other common ailments. User-friendly medicines
were also handed over to the locals to administer to their
cattle which were either too sick to move or were grazing in
high pastures far from Payarpura.
Other efforts by this
unit to improve the social conditions of the locals of Hyhama
include the training and orientation of youth for recruitment
training for joining the Army, Police and BSF. It has also
imparted computer training to the youth and provisioned
drinking water facilities for the school children.
Nb Sub M R Choudhary