The Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement (NCYM), in collaboration with St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Lazami, organized a free medical camp on September 24 at Lazami Village Council hall, Zunheboto district. The event aimed to provide medical assistance to the local community and offer free medications to those in need.
The medical camp was chaired by Dr. Lowrence Kithan, president of NCYM, and started with an invocation prayer led by Fr. Paul Inashe, the parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Vekupa George, Director of NCYM, inaugurated the event and expressed his gratitude to the doctors and officials of NCYM for organizing the camp.
Several medical professionals volunteered their services for the day. Dr. Renthunglo Patton, Dr. Angel K Elsa, Dr. Ketuolelhou Vizo, Dr. Khonou Mary Belho, Dr. Akhrieno Teresa, Dr. Kevidenu Kehie, and Veronica Nriame, a psychiatric social worker from NHAK, were among the medical staff and nurses who provided their expertise. They examined and treated over 400 individuals during the camp, prescribing free medications to those in need.
The medical camp received positive feedback from the local community, who appreciated the efforts of NCYM and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in organizing such a beneficial event. The availability of free medical services and medications proved to be a significant relief for many who may not have been able to afford proper medical care otherwise.
Events like these highlight the importance of community collaboration and giving back to society. The efforts of organizations like NCYM and St. Francis of Assisi Parish play a vital role in improving the overall well-being of the local population. The provision of free medical services not only helps individuals in need but also promotes a sense of compassion and unity within the community.
Such initiatives should be encouraged and supported by individuals, organizations, and the government to ensure the availability of essential healthcare services to all, regardless of their financial capabilities. Medical camps like the one organized in Lazami are crucial in bridging gaps in healthcare accessibility and ensuring that everyone has access to basic medical facilities.
In conclusion, the free medical camp organized by the Nagaland Catholic Youth Movement and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lazami, Zunheboto, successfully provided medical assistance to over 400 individuals in need. The collaboration between healthcare professionals and volunteers demonstrates the power of community involvement in improving healthcare access and promoting a sense of compassion within society. Such initiatives should be replicated and supported to ensure the well-being of all individuals, regardless of their financial status.