LAZU, Jun 28: The Tirap unit of the Arunachal Vikas Parishad (AVP), in collaboration with the Tirap district administration successfully organised a free eye screening and general health camp at remote Lazu on Friday.

As many as 225 patients benefited from the camp.

A medical team led by eye specialist Dr Vivek Vinaykumar Khapli and Dr Priyanka Vivek Khapli (Homeopathy) from Akola, Maharashtra, along with Dr R B Mishra (General Medicine) conducted the camp.

The doctors provided essential medical care and identified common ailments among the villagers, such as refractive defects, cataracts, rheumatoid arthritis, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, and anaemia, etc.

Tirap deputy commissioner Ira Singhal, visited the camp and interacted with the doctors and patients.

She instructed the medical officer in-charge of Lazu public health centre to submit a detailed report on the necessary medicines and other requirements.

The DC also advised the villagers, who attended the camp, to use boiled water, especially during the monsoon season, and to maintain a hygienic lifestyle to promote good health.

She also urged health staff and anganwadi workers to raise awareness at the grassroots level about the importance of hand-washing before and after meals, among other hygiene practices.

The program was guided by AVP organising secretary Lalkumar, Lazu extra assistant commissioner in-charge Noklem Wanjen and other officials.

Meanwhile, Bhargavi Kulkarni from Amarawati conducted a career counselling session at Lazu government secondary school for students of Classes IX and X, in presence of headmaster L Ngongwa.