CG’s CIP, Medical Camp benefit villagers of Wandoor

Port Blair
19 Feb 2018

The Indian Coast Guard Andaman & Nicobar Region conducted a special Community Interaction Programme (CIP) at Gram Panchayat, Wandoor as part of the Coast Guard Raising Day 2018 celebrations related activities. The special CIP had a four point agenda viz. to create awareness on the social as well as medical ill-effects of liquor, to educate fishermen on safety practices whilst out at sea, to connect the local fishing community to the coastal security construct and lastly to reiterate the importance of early information in case of any accident or eventuality.
The event was conducted at the premises of Govt. school Wandoor with assistance of Gram Panchayat, School Staff, Local Police, Fisheries, Fishing Community, Mangultan PHC and Specialist Doctors from GB Pant Govt. Hospital. The event was co-ordinated by Commandant Ajay Sood, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Enclave, Port Blair under the aegis of CGRHQ (A&N).
Various events including Medical camp with free medicines, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Volley ball tournament for villagers, were conducted to generate interest. 150 students including teachers and 300 people including local PRI staff attended the event. Shri Udit Prakash Rai, DC (SA) was the guest of honour and distributed the prizes to the winners of Volley Ball tournament. The Deputy Commissioner interacted with the PRI members, administration officials, school faculty and the local villagers. He also had an overview on the ongoing medical camp and complemented Coast Guard personnel for the novel initiative during his address.
A lecture on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’  was carried out by the lady officer of Indian Coast Guard. Coast Guard Officials also had an interactive session with school girls so as to make them aware of the bright prospects available. Addressing the gathering, School Principal and Gram Pradhan¬¬ also complimented Indian Coast Guard for their commitment to the social causes of the islanders.
During interactive sessions with villagers and fishing community, Coast Guard Officials demonstrated the usage of safety equipments and ways of survival at sea. Search and Rescue demonstration by Coast Guard helicopter was also displayed at the school play ground which was a crowd puller. Keeping a hawk’s vigil on the Indian Coastline, the Indian Coast Guard has provided a robust coastal security mechanism and the involvement of Fishing community in the Coastal security construct has been pivotal.
Providing all possible assistance in ensuring safety of life at sea, the service is working tirelessly for the Islanders by enhancing community interactions. Service doctors alongwith specialists Dr Annuraj & Dr Rathna Kumari from GB Pant Hospital and Dr Varun Parekh from Mangultan PHC conducted free medical checkup and provided medicines during the Medical campaign. The same was specially targeted towards ladies and children. A total of 130 patients were offered treatment and medical advice during the camp.