A free health camp was organised in Umlong village, East Jaiñtia Hills, today as part of the corporate social responsibility initiative of Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd in collaboration with the district Health Department.
More than 65 people from different age groups walked in for a free health checkup, free consultation and free medicines.
Dr Ramanand Prasad from Dalmia Cement and Dr Graceful Bamon from Khliehriat conducted the checkups and consultations.
The physicians found that the nutritional level among most of the individuals who came in was poor, so multivitamins and nutritional items were provided accordingly.
In addition, medicines for treating diseases such as flu and skin disorders were also provided. A few cases with high blood pressure were advised for further checkups.
Residents of rural areas not only have limited access to healthcare services but also suffer from a lack of awareness, Dalmia said in a press release. Such camps thus give the public opportunities to access the care they need free of cost.
Meanwhile, Dalmia also launched a free school bus that will ferry students from Thangskai to Khliehriat trhough its CSR initiative.
The bus was launched by Raju Ranjan Prasad, Unit Head, DCBL.
Prasad said that the company through its CSR has also imparted skill development training to women and helped in the construction of a footpath adjacent to National Highway ensure pedestrian safety, refurbishment of various community buildings, construction of foot bridge, installation of solar street lights and hopes to carry forward with its initiative for the welfare of the people in the district.
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