As a part of Navy Week celebration, Indian Navy conducted a free health camp for the general public from November 19 to 21, 2016 at Amarpur village, Palwal district, Haryana. Through this outreach programme the Indian Navy brought about awareness in the general public about the role and task of the Navy and also encouraged youngsters to consider Navy as a career.
In a glittering function, the camp was inaugurated by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff at Government Senior Secondary School, Amarpur. Surgeon Vice Admiral Bipin Puri, PHS, Director General Medical Services (Navy) welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. Mr Ashok Kumar Sharma, DC Palwal, Ms Anju Chaudhary Asst DC Palwal and Mr Abhimanyu DSP Palwal were present at the function. Surgeon Commodore SC Gupta, Principal Director Medical Services delivered the vote of thanks.
After the inaugural function, the Chief Guest Admiral Sunil Lanba visited the out-patient departments and interacted with the medical staff of doctors, nursing officers & medical technicians.
A medical team consisting of specialists, super-specialists and para-medical staff from the premiere naval hospital INHS Asvini at Mumbai conducted the camp. The specialists conducted out-patient consultation for medical, surgical, gynaecology, paediatric, eye, ENT, skin, cardiology and endocrinology ailments. The camp was also supported by a dental chair for minor dental ailments and by a laboratory, ultrasonography, echocardiography and pharmacy facilities. Screening for cancer cervix and cancer breast in women was also organised.
As prelude to the camp, a mobile laboratory with facilities to carry out blood investigations was established at four villages, viz., Balai on November 12, 2016, Rampur Khor on November 13, 2016, Jalhaka on November 14, 2016 and Amarpur on November 15 & 16, 2016. Nearly 600 people were benefited by the mobile laboratory.