The Free Operation Camp organized by Vievakananda Kendra Arn Jyoti in collaboration with Remote Area Medical, Knoxville, USA, concluded successfully on 8th February at Central Hospital, CIL, Margherita, Assam. A total 44 patients were operated for Gall Stone diseases, hernia, appendicitis and other ailments during the camp which was inaugurated on 3rd February by Sri.Y.Matey, Parliamentary Secretary of DOTCL, Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh. In his inaugural speech he appreciated the efforts of VKAJ in the field of rural health care in eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and assured all possible help from his side. He very fondly mentioed the brotherhood ties between the people of Margherita and the people of Arunachal and wished that it should contine. 6 NRI Doctors came from America to provide this voluntary service to the poor and needy patients of Arunachal Pradesh.
A total 210 patients registered their names during the pre-screening. Out of them 43 patients were screened for surgeries. 37 endoscopies were done for patients suffering from various abdominal related diseases like Gastritis, ulcers etc. It is to be mentioned that Mitra Medical LLP provided machines to conduct endoscopies free of cost for the patients.
Most of the patients were from Changlang,Tirap and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The most encouraging fact that many patients from very remote Vijaynagar circle came all the way to avail the benefits. This camp already completed glorious seven years and more than 300 patients were operated without any complications. The NRI Doctors also feel that there is need of this service and are eager to visit again next year.