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Unitarian Union of North East India Offers Free Health Clinic

Unitarian Union of North East India Offers Free Health Clinic

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Unitarian Union of North East Indiaoffers Free Health Clinic: Villagers fromover six villages avail free checkup andmedicines
Jowai: The free medical camp organized bythe Sengkynthei Unitarian Union NorthEast India which is also the Meghalayachapter of the Consortium of Global SistersUnitarian Universalist, the Unitarian churchPadu, in collaboration with the MissionDirector, NHRM, Meghalaya, Shillong andthe Office of the District Medical and Health officer, Jowai was held last Saturday at theUnitarian LP School Padu in which 861 people avail the opportunity.In her introductory speech Dr. Creamlimon Nongbri Seretary of the Seng KyntheiUnitarian Union North East India informed that the camp was an effort by the Meghalayachapter to address the four important issues prioritized during the last Convocation of theconsortium which was held last summer at Houston and the issues are Education, Health,Domestic violence against women and poverty. Dr Nongbri also informed that this is thefifth medical camp organized by the Women wing of the Unitarian Church in Meghalaya,earlier the women ‘s association has organized a health camp at Dienglieng village in EK hills district, another camp was held at Kyrdem Mawblang village of Ribhoi District, aneye checkup camp was also organized at Nongkrem village in EKH district incollaboration with the Bawri Nethralaya, Shillong and a special medical checkup wasalso organized by the women’s group at the Annie Margaret Barr Children’s village,Kharang for the 42 orphans who live in this Unitarian orphanage.Speaking at the inaugural function of the camp, local MLA and Parliamentary Secretaryincharge border area Lahkmen Rymbui said that the need of such camp is to raise thelevel of awareness on the importance of healthy living among the villagers and also to provide the much needed health related information about the various schemes and projects of the state and central government for the villagers. He added that thegovernment has recently started a mobile cancer unit and health insurance for the welfareof the poor section of the society. The chief guest also urged upon the villagers to have a planned family where parents can provide proper health and good education for their kids. Others who spoke at the inaugural unction of the camp were LB Sumer ChairmanJHADC, Ohiwot Mukhim, Phillip Mukhim and the meeting was chaired by CharlesPohshna Chairman of the Unitarian churh Padu.Medical officers and paramedics who worked the whole day to serve the villagers whoattended the camp were Dr. H.B.Buam M&HO Pdenghakap, Dr. J Gashnga Sr M& HOPadu, Dr. Rica Lamar incharge Unitarian Charitable clinic, Dr. M. Talang SDM&HO Nongtalang PHC, Dr. I Ryntathiang M&HO Nongtalang PHC, Dr. B. Shullai Sr. M&HOJowai, Dr. R.M. Lamare Sr. M&HO o/o DM&HO, three pharmacist S. Pohrmen, P.Gashnga and Ivy Bareh, C. Lytan ECG & X-ray tech, O.Myrchiang lab technician

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