Tuesday 14 July 2020

Basic Health Camps and Ration distribution by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti

Due to the current Covid 19 situation and travel restrictions, the Mobile Medical Unit of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti had to suspend its regular medical activities in Arunachal Pradesh from last three months. As monsoon has already started, seasonal diseases like flu, fever, common cold, diarrhea, dysentery and fungal infections of skin are rising.  To respond this situation, our Swasthya Seva Manch team decided to conduct a few basic health camps in some remote villages of Kantang and Khimiyong circles of Changlang district. We sent some basic medicines to them and four villages were selected for camps. Our Health Workers, Sri Holang Wangrey, Sri Thampu Tangha, Sri Thungsam Tangha and Sri Repu Rekhung conducted four camps at Chingsa, Sohelaktong, Yanman and Makantong from 9th to 12th July. Heavy rainfall and landslide in some places made their task very difficult but they successfully reached to all the villages and conducted the camps. A total 180 villagers were treated during the camps. To give maximum benefits to the villagers, out team had done tele consultation for the first time. Through video calling, our health workers contacted our Doctor and he advised what medicines should be prescribed to patients, who were seriously ill. . It was a new experience for the team. Along with the basic health camp our team educated the villagers about the outbreak of Corona virus and preventive measures .Similarly the Health Worker team of Wakka circle of Longding districts is also conducting basic health camps in their areas. Few weeks back, we sent some basic medicines to Lazu circle also and our team conducted such camps at Pongkong, Longliang and Lazu villages.

Meanwhile, under our Project Poshan (A nutritional Initiative by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti and IDRF, USA) program, like previous month, our team distributed 5 k.g. rice to 510 children in the month of June 2020. The beneficiaries were from Pongkong, Longliang, Raho and Lazu villages of Tirap district and Khanu and Wakka villages of Longding district. This occasion, our team called the parents and handed over the rice bag to their hands.

 We received the information that 31 families of Sanliam village of Lazu circle are in great difficulty because of current situation and our team distributed 5 k.g. of rice to every family. Sri Jenlong Sapong of Lazu area and Sri Saikhang Sir of Wakka area took the whole responsibility for smooth distribution of rice. All the Karyakartas were involved.