The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Department of Allied Health Sciences at Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) conducted a one day health camp last Friday at Lyngiong village.
Just under 200 people registered for the camp in Mawphlang block.
The students from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics assessed the nutritional status of the people and conducted a survey on the women’s dietary intake. The students from the Department of Allied Health Sciences checked vital signs, such as pulse, body temperature, oxygen level and blood pressure. A few people were referred by medical doctors for on the spot laboratory tests, like haemoglobin estimation, blood glucose level, urine analysis and malaria, which was followed by the distribution of free medicines.
Most common ailments found at this camp were upper respiratory infections like rhinitis, cough and the common cold, digestive tract ailments, poor appetite, low dental care, with poor sanitation and personal hygiene an issue, an MLCU press release stated today.
The medical doctors who assisted at the camp were Dr M Sutnga from Nongspung primary health centre and Dr E Kharkongor from Ganesh Das Hospital.
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