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Indian peacekeepers organize medical day in s. Lebanon

UNIFIL India contingent organizes a medical day in south Lebanon on Thursday Aug. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/HO)

BEIRUT: On the occasion of the 67th Independence Day of India, the Indian contingent of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon held Thursday a medial day in south Lebanon.

INDBATT, in cooperation with Al-Kayaan medical clinic, conducted a Multi-Speciality Medical Camp in the southern region of Arqoub, according to a statement from the international force.

The medical camp was inaugurated by UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Paulo Serra in the presence of Hasbaya MP Qassem Hashem and other important dignitaries.

Serra highlighted the role of UNIFIL and voiced appreciation to the efforts of INDBATT “in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of the region.”

He also thanked Al-Kayaan in "supporting the noble cause."

Handbooks on veterinary care and dental care prepared by INDBATT were also released by the Serra and they will be distributed to the local population to assist them in taking care of their livestock and personal oral hygiene.

Approximately 300 patients from various villages of Arqoub in INDBATT’s area of operation benefitted from the camp, taking advantage of free consultancy beside free medicine and free transport.





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