In continuation of its efforts, the Indian Army at Samote in District Rajouri (J&K) organised a Veterinary and Medical Camp for Gujjars, Bakkarwals, Poor and Needy people in Chawani to reach out and provide medical care to Gujjars and Bakarwals post reverse migration from higher reaches of Pir Panjal Ranges. Indian Army has been at the forefront in providing medical and veterinary assistance to the people of this region.
Considering the hardship being faced by Gujjars & Bakkarwals every year, Indian Army organised a ‘Veterinary and Medical Camp for Gujjars, Bakarwals, Poor and Needy people’ at Chawani on 23 Sep 2022. Veterinary Health Camp at Chawani was conducted with the motive of providing a healing touch to the poor and backward Gujjar & Bakkarwal community. Doctors and medical representative from the Army and civil administration provided treatment to all patient at the medical camp which was organised with the objective of providing medical aid to people from far flung areas. Veterinary support to the live stock was provided by Civil Veterinary Doctors. During the course of ‘Veterinary and Medical Camp’ at Chawani, a total number of 105 livestock were treated.
A total of 205 locals (including 105 Men, 65 women and 35 children) from village of Chawani availed the benefit of free medical treatment & the free distribution of medicines. Village Elders, Sarpanchs, Panchs & prominent locals have thanked and expressed their profound gratitude towards the Army for organizing such a unique and special event for Gujjars and Bakkarwals at Chawani. This initiative of Indian Army will go a long way in overall development of the society and further cementing the existing strong bond between Army and AWAM.