Medar Block residents undergo health check, courtesy police

A first such programme makes a start from Mandi Station

As many as 210 residents of the block underwent health check-up at the programme organised by Mandi police in association with Lions Club of Mysore West and Mission Hospital at Sri Adiparashakti Community Hall. Of them 12 were referred to Mission Hospital for further medication.

Mandi police have adopted the block for a period of one year as part of a state-wide initiative launched by DG and IG Dr Ajai Kumar Singh. The block has a population of about 3,250, majority of them daily wagers, besides a few involved in making cane products.

Most of the persons who utilised the facility were women, elderly persons and also a few children.

In his address Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal said with this programme the cops are out to say it loud and clear that they are no more restricted to wielding lathi. People with complaints if any, be it water, road, drain, electricity or any other woes pertaining to the civic amenities could rely upon local police station.

Explaining about the purpose behind such a step, the police commissioner said it is intended to nip the issue in the bud itself before it assumes any form of a demon disturbing peace and harmony in the society. “The local police will act as a bridge between the departments concerned”, Agarwal asserted. 

A team of five doctors drawn from Mission Hospital, Aditya Hospital and Chitra’s Hospital, ably assisted by health assistants conducted the camp.

DCPs Basavaraj Malagathi (Law and Order) and P Rajendra Prasad (Traffic and Crime), ACP (N R Sub-division) A K Suresh, Corporator T Devraj, Lions Club of Mysore West Chairman Dr Sudhir Shetty, Mission Hospital Director Dr Roobin Prakash, Aditya Hospital Director Dr Chandrashekar, Chitra’s Hospital Director Dr Mahesh were present.

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