Retired doctors, health officials treat 14,000 protesting farmers at Tikri in a year

Dr Khasa and Dr Dahiya also conduct free OPD two days a week at Kishan Pura in Rohtak city for poor people

Retired doctors, health officials treat 14,000 protesting farmers at Tikri in a year

A team of retired government employees treat the patients at Tikri border. Photo: Sumit Tharan

Ravinder Saini
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, November 25

A considerable number of social outfits, charitable societies, medical professionals and political leaders came forward to provide free medical aid to the protesting farmers when they camped at Tikri border last year but now only a few are left, who are still serving.

A team of retired government employees, including SMO Dr Ranbir Khasa, PGIMS doctor Dr RS Dahiya, Medical Superintendent Dr OP Lathwal, district health officers Dr Balram Kadian and pharmacists — Azad Siwach and Ranbir Kadian from Rohtak — is one from them.

It has so far treated around 14,000 farmers and provided them with free medicines.

Significantly, Dr Khasa and Dr Dahiya also conduct free OPD two days a week at Kishan Pura in Rohtak city for poor people.

“We set up a medical camp at Tikri on learning that many farmers at Tikri are unhealthy and they need medical aid on a daily basis. Our team contacted socially active people who provided us free medicines throughout the year,” said Dr Dahiya.

Dr Khasa maintained that a majority of the patients coming to the camp were suffering from cough, cold, joint pains, back ache, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, blunt injuries, urinary problems and fever. Besides medicines, farmers were also given counselling for stress busting, he added.

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