|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Dec 13: Seventeen top Indian doctors will hold a two-day health camp for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jagti township, which is home to more than 4,500 families, from Saturday, the head of an organisation representing the interests of the migrants said today.
Doctors from Medicity, Medanta, in Gurgaon, and from Jammu and Kashmir, including neurologist Sushil Razdan, will be a part of the mega health camp, Vishwa Kashmiri Pandit Samiti (VKPS) head Kiran Watal told reporters here.
The Jagti township is one of the biggest neighb-ourhoods of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. It is located on the outskirts of Jammu winter capital city and houses more than 12,000 people.
Watal said the camp is expected to cover all residents of the township. "The check-up includes lab investigations, including body-profile tests, ECG, BMD, PFT etc free of cost." "Seventeen top doctors from J&K and the rest of the country will conduct health check-up of the displaced KPs during the two-day health camp on Dec 16 and 17," Watal said.
The trauma of forced exodus and the exposure to an alien environment are compounded by the problems of acclimatisation.
A lack of basic health care facilities have affected Kashmiri Pandits in camps with various diseases. Most of these have led to many psychological and behavioural disturbances in them.
There is perhaps no study to assess the magnitude of the psychological problems the displaced Kashmiri Pandits face, which manifest in the form of various psychiatric disorders.
The VKPS, Global Solace - an international NGO, Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Society are jointly organising the health camp.