The Indian Army played the role of Messiah by providing medical and veterinary aid to people marooned in Assam floods.
‘A friend in need, is a friend indeed,’ standing true to its ethos and being a true friend to the citizens of this nation, an Indian Army Unit of Red Horns Division along with the representatives from Veterinary Field Hospital, District Veterinary & Health Services organised a veterinary & Medical Camp in a secluded Village named Helacha, at Nalbari district, on 21 July 19, devastated by the recent floods that havocked the entire state of Assam.
Camp was intended to address the issues pertaining to waterborne infectious diseases & parasitic infestation leading to zoonosis & epidemic threat both to livestock and human dependent on them. The camp also provided with mobile detachments for effective outreach to neighboring villages which were still inundated heavily.
The camp was successfully able to address the plight of 757 villagers which included 302 ladies, 151 children and 75 seniors along with 454 livestock approximately. Alongside addressing the need of the hour the camp was also concerned to address the grievances of ex service men residing in the vicinity by establishing an ESM cell. The opportunity to motivate the youth to join the Armed Forces was also energized and young boys & girls were educated on how to join the Olive-Green Wagon.
The yeomen and selfless service of the Indian Army, time and again demonstrates its commitment towards the nation building instilling a sense of trust and belongingness amongst the local populace in consonance with the Army’s broader objective.