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Free health camp for senior citizens held at Chiechama

senior medical camp

Dimapur, May 19: Free health camp for senior citizens, age 60 years and above was held at Chiechama village on May 19, organised by Baptist Church Chiechama, in collaboration with Putuonuo Hospital, Kohima.
More than 100 people availed the free health check-up, 70% of whom were above 70 years, oldest being 95 years of age. The health camp offered basic diagnostic tests like blood check for diabetes, blood pressure check & 2D echocardiography for heart disease, ultrasound examination, with free medicines including injections and minor procedures.
Under the banner of HOPE (Health Outreach Programme & Education) initiative of Putuonuo Hospital, 7 doctors along with 10 nurses, paramedical staff and volunteers participated in the programme. The HOPE initiative aims to reach out to the vulnerable population groups such as the elderly, where accessing healthcare remains a challenge.
(Page News Service)