Army provides treatments, blankets to distressed people in Rangpur


RANGPUR, Jan 13, 2021 (BSS) – Bangladesh Army today provided quality health services and medicines free of cost to 500 women and children and blankets among cold-stricken people in a medical camp held in the metropolitan city.

Under management of 66 Infantry Division and 72 Infantry Brigade of Rangpur Area of Bangladesh Army, the camp was arranged at Rangpur Collectorate School and College ground under supervision of 30 BIR Battalion.

30 BIR Battalion provided health services and blankets on behalf of 72 Infantry Brigade of 66 Infantry Division as a part of its special healthcare services marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Winter Training 2020/2021.

Commanding Officer of 30 BIR Battalion Lt Colonel Md. Hedayetul Islam lunched the camp and inspected medical tests and health services on maternal health, gynecological problems, pediatrics and other illnesses to women and children of different ages.

A four-member medical team provided improved health care, conducted various tests and distributed medicines free of cost to about 500 women, pregnant women, newborn babies and children.

Later, the Army officials distributed blankets among cold-hit people who came there from different areas of the metropolitan city.

Meanwhile, many beneficiary people expressed satisfaction over getting free medical services, medicines and blankets from the army.

Widow Amena Begum of New Adarshapara area in the city said, “I am very happy to get medical services and free medicines.”

“The doctors of the army listened to my problems and prescribed medicine with a lot of sincerity, love and affection,” Amena added.

About medical service activities, Lt Colonel Hedayetul said Bangladesh Army began creating awareness on social distancing and providing food aid, health services, hand sanitizers and masks to the poor since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In continuation of these activities in the ‘Mujib Year’, specialist doctors of Bangladesh Army are conducting tests and providing free medical treatment and medicines to the marginalised, poor, needy and distressed people.

“Such services will be continued in phases,” he said, and urged people to maintain social distancing, wear masks and abide by the health directives to prevent spread of COVID-19 infection and effectively face the situation.