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Focus on health in remote Kapakhal along Assam-Manipur border

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 26 - To ensure better health facilities for all across Cachar district amidst the constant threat of COVID-19, the Cachar district administration along with the district Health department reached out to people of remote Kapakhal village under Lakhipur subdivision for screening of non-communicable diseases under the Assam Community Surveillance Programme (ACSP).

The team, including Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli, Lakhipur subdivision ADC L Khengte, Joint Director of Health Services Dr SJ Das, among others recently visited the remote village after a two-hour-long boat ride.

Over 75 families in the village on the fringes of the Assam-Manipur border were screened for ILI and SARI diseases and COVID-19 symptoms as well. However, no one was found to have any such symptoms. Later, the villagers were given face covers by the officials.

During an interaction, the Deputy Commissioner learnt about the difficulties faced by the villagers including bad roads, drinking water and extension of education facilities up to senior secondary level. Jalli said improvement of health of the villagers was a priority, and the issues faced by the people would soon be taken up with the departments.

Ptsonglo, an 80-year-old man from the village, praised the Deputy Commissioner for visiting the village.

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