NA conducts health camp in Tikapur

Dhangadi, September 11

Nepali Army personnel deployed in Joshipur and nearby places in the wake of the deadly clash in Tikapur have been carrying out service-oriented activities in Kailali.

The army, that had helped reconstruct vandalized and gutted houses on August 24, organised a health camp in Joshipur primary health centre today.

Hundreds of commoners, including the elderly and the handicapped, from Joshipur, Thapapur and Bauniya VDCs visited the camp that also distributed free medicines.

Teghari Barrack of Attariya had organised the health camp.

According to Pradip Jung Karki of the barrack, the camp has been instrumental in consolidating the relationship between the security personnel and the locals. “As we realize that bandh has affected everyone, we held the camp keeping in view the patients who cannot visit health centres,” said Karki. Captain Arjun Paudel of Bahaini No 25 and Captain Punam Rawal ofBahaini No. 5 had examined the patients at the camp.

Regarding the NA’s initiatives, Parthiv Raj Pathak, a teacher, who participated in the camp today, praised the army and demanded that the camp continue for a few more days.

Similarly, Minadevi Kushimi of Joshipur-6, too was all praise about the army. “I’d have to pay money if I had gone to the hospital but I received treatment and medicines free of cost here,” she said, while another woman of Joshipur, 80-year-old Dambaradevi Binadi also hailed the NA for organising the health camp.

Though Ruplal Chaudhary cannot move except on wheelchair, the army had carried him all the way to the camp from his home. Chaudhary is suffering from multiple complications. As per the army sources, they will organise another health camp in Tikapur within a week.

The camp was organised by Shree Shivadal battalion along with Shree Bhairav battalion.