Ganderbal, Waliwar is a remote village in the fringes of mountains and has only one Primary Health Centre with very less medical infrastructure. Better medical facilities are available at District Hospital, Ganderbal approximately 16 km away. Lately, the local populace of Waliwar including neighboring villages stayed away from visiting Hospitals for their routine medical requirements due to COVID-19 upsurge.
Based on requests from the locals, a Medical cum Veterinary Camp was organised by Army at Village Waliwar on 19 June 2021 under Sadhbhavana. Free consultancy was provided to all age gps. Medical care and medicines to the poor and needy people were provided free of cost during the camp which witnessed people coming out in large numbers.
A team of 03 Doctors including 01 Army Doctor, 01 Civil Doctor from Block Hospital Lar and 01 Veterinary Doctors from Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Ganderbal offered consultation and treatment for various ailments wherein a total of **304 persons (107 men, 128 women and 69 children) and 50 animals (27 cattle, 23 sheeps) were treated.
The locals who attended the camp expressed their gratitude and thanked Army for providing them access to medical facilities during the ongoing pandemic and lockdown.