The TLD-IV Power Station of the NHPC organised a free medical camp at the Samthar High School, Samthar, Kalimpong District, on 20 January. The camp was organized in association with Paramount Hospital, Siliguri, and on the request of the local people there, NHPC officials said.
A team of doctors and paramedical staff from the hospital, along with NHPC’s Dr RK Gupta, Dy CMO, and his paramedical team, checked patients at the camp. The awareness-cum-medical camp was inaugurated by Chief Engineer, NK Bhardwaj, in the presence of senior officials, doctors and distinguished local representatives at 11.00 am.
Villages flocked to the camp in droves and they included women, children and the elderly, the officials said. “This camp was facilitated by pediatricians, general surgeon and physicians, while free blood sugar tests and ECG were conducted, and free medicines were distributed,” officials said, adding, “Around 150 local patients were medically examined and provided free medicines for their diseases.”
“The camp was appreciated by locals at large. This camp was sponsored by the NHPC, TLD-IV Power Station, under its CSR-SD Scheme. NHPC is organizing such camps regularly in and around the Power Station,” an NHPC official at the HR Division of the TLDIV Power Station said.