MUSHALPUR, July 21 - Mushalpur district committees of women BPF, youth BPF and Bodoland Students� Union organised a free medical camp at Community Hall, Nikashi on Wednesday with the active support of District Health Society, Baksa. Seven doctors including medicine specialists (including ayurvedic and homoeopathic), opthalmologists, general surgeons, along with mobile medical unit, Mushalpur and medical staff of Baksa attended the camp which saw the participation of over 250 patients.
Ultrasound and malaria tests were done on the spot and medicines were distributed among patients free of cost. Supriya Rani Brahma, president of Central Women BPF, Somnath Basumatary, General Secretary of Central Youth BPF were present on behalf of the organisers while Dr GN Deva Sarma, joint director (i/c), District Health Society, Baksa, Karuna Brahma, DPM, Baksa and PK Dutta, DME, Baksa monitored the camp.
Similar medical camps were organised at Rupahi HSS on July 18 and at North Kharija Bijni High School on July 19 with the attendance of 500 and 496 patients respectively.
Awareness programmes: Along with the rest of the State, the District Health Society, Baksa organised a number of awareness programmes on the occasion of the World Population Day that began on July 11. This included public meetings and leaflet distribution on the challenges posed by population explosion and measures of birth control. A good response to these awareness programmes was seen in different parts of Baksa when a large number of women spontaneously came to hospitals for laparoscopic surgery for birth control. As a result, 40 laparoscopic surgeries on women were carried out at the Jalah PHC, 60 were done at Dr Ravi Boro Civil Hospital, Mushalpur and 40 were done at Barama PHC till July 20. The number of women opting for the surgery is likely to go up as the programmes on the World Population Day will continue till July 24. This was informed by PK Dutta, DME, Baksa.
ORS, zinc corners set up: In keeping with the Diarrhoea Control Programme that began worldwide on July 11, ORS and zinc corners have been set up in every government health institutions of Baksa. This was stated by PK Dutta, DME, Baksa. In addition to this, ASHA and ANM workers made door-to-door visits to create awareness among the masses on prevention of diarrhoea, especially among children. Demonstration on preparation of ORS and purification of water was also carried out by the ASHA and ANM workers as a measure of diarrhoea control. These exercises were directly monitored by DPM and DME of District Health Society, Baksa.
Amar Dukans opened: In order to provide relief to the common people from the impact of price rise, a total of four fair price shops were upgraded to Amar Dukan at and around Mushalpur under Dakshin Baksa in Baksa district recently. Under the aegis of the department of Food and Civil Supply, Baksa, Amar Dukans were inaugurated at Manasha, Sirisbari, Rampur and Athiabari by Junu Deury and Manash Kalita, sub-inspectors of Food and Civil Supply Dept, Baksa.
All sections of people have lauded the opening of four Amar Dukans on a single day by the dept concerned.