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BGB-BSF joint medical campaign ends

  • Published at 10:56 pm May 12th, 2018
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BGB and BSF medical personnel provide medical treatment to locals at Tamabil, Sylhet on the second and last day of a joint medical campaign on Saturday; May 12, 2018 Courtesy

More than 500 women, men, and children received necessary medical services on the closing day

A joint BGB-BSF medical campaign ended successfully on Saturday

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's Border Security Force (BSF) organized the two-day medical campaign at Tamabil, Sylhet and at India’s Dawki, Shillong.

The campaign was organized for the benefit of people living near the border as a sign of the friendly relationship between the two border security forces.

On the last day, free medical services and medicine were provided in neighboring areas of Greenpark under the Forest Department in Tamabil, Sylhet. More than 500 women, men, and children received necessary medical services on the closing day of the campaign.

In addition to BGB and BSF doctors, medical professionals of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital and civil doctors from India were also involved in the campaign.

BGB Sylhet Sector Commander Colonel Md Nasir Uddin, 48 Border Guard Battalion Commander Lt Col Mohsinul Haque Kabir, Sylhet Sector Medical Officer Lt Colonel Imrul Kayes Chowdhury, Additional Director Major Ziaul Hossain and other BGB officials were present on the closing day.

BSF DIG (Medical) Dr A C Bhardwajan, 30 BSF Battalion Shillong Captain SR Khan and various other BSF personnel were also present.

On the first day of the campaign, BGB and BSF doctors coordinated to provide medical services to local residents in the Dawki border area of Shillong, India.

At a BGB-BSF director general level border conference held in Dhaka in April, access to medical care for residents of remote border areas, who often cannot afford to travel to major cities for various reasons, was discussed. As a result, the joint medical camp was organized at the Sylhet border area.

More such campaigns for the benefit of border residents are to be conducted in the future.