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Health camp treats 800 hill people

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 6, 2009

An army doctor attends to a patient at the Aila-affected Sunderbans

An army doctor attends to a patient at the Aila-affected Sunderbans

A free medical camp and an Armed Forces Veterans’ Rally were organised by the Trishakti Corps at Mirik on June 20 and 21. Specialist doctors attended to approximate 800 patients of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik.

A blood donation camp was held in co-ordination with the local unit of the Red Cross. Maj. Gen. V.K. Pillai, General-Officer-Commanding, Striking Lion Division, inaugurated it and donated blood along with his wife Usha.

The GOC also felicitated war widows. A large number of elderly ex-servicemen affected by Cyclone Aila were provided with financial assistance.

Change of guard

Maj. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra, GOC, Black Cat Division, has handed over charge to Maj. Gen. Ravinder Singh Chopra. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Chopra was commissioned into an artillery regiment. He is a post-graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, and has also attended higher course at Army War College, Mhow.

Land slide aid

After they were approached by the local people and civil authorities following the rain-triggered landslides in the Darjeeling hills on May 26 and 27, the personnel of the Striking Lion Workshop, extended their help and joined the rescue operation. The personnel channelled out the flow of water and removed the fallen trees that blocked roads and cut off Lebong from Darjeeling.

Cyclone relief

Four relief teams were sent by the Trishakti Corps to the coastal areas of Bengal affected by Cyclone Aila. First aid, medication and food items were supplied to about 5,000 people.

Source: The Telegraph


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