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Army Provides Aid to 757 People and 454 Livestock Affected by Floods

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Nalbari, July 21, 2019:

An Indian Army Unit of Red Horns Division along with the representatives from Veterinary Field Hospital, District Veterinary and Health Services organised a veterinary and Medical Camp in a secluded Village named Helacha, at Nalbari district on Sunday, which has been devastated by the recent floods that caused havok in the the entire state of Assam.

The camp was intended to address the issues pertaining to waterborne infectious diseases and parasitic infestation leading to zoonosis and epidemic threat both to livestock and human dependent on them.

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The camp also provided with mobile detachments for effective outreach to neighboring villages which were still inundated heavily. It 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 and girls were educated on how to join the Olive-Green Wagon.

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