The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) with support of the UT administration and in collaboration with AIIMS New Delhi, conducted a two-day medical camp in the remote islands of Kavaratti and Androth on 29 and 30 Apr 24 respectively.

​The outreach program focused on providing super-specialist medical coverage in the far flung islands and benefit the local populace through consultation with domain experts. Dr M Srinivas, Director, AIIMS, Delhi is heading the medical team comprising of 15 specialist doctors from fields of Gynecology, Pediatrics, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopedic etc.

​The event was inaugurated by Dr M Srinivas in the presence of Inspector General Bhisham Sharma, PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (west), Surgeon Commodore Diviya Gautam, VSM, Prinicpal Director (Medical Services), CGHQ and Shri Avanish Kumar, IAS, Health Secretary, UT administration. The camp engaged approximately 1500 citizens at each island and provided free of cost medicines along with expert consultation. The medical team also delivered basic life support (BLS) lectures to local medical professionals to enhance the standards of available medical infrastructure.

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