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The medical and veterinary camps were established with intent to address issues pertaining to waterborne diseases. Courtesy: India Today file photo

The Indian Army integrated with its medical and veterinary components and state health and veterinary services is currently organising three medical camps and two veterinary camps in the flood-affected areas of Assam on Sunday.

The medical camps were organised in Barpeta, Morigaon and Sonitpur districts and the veterinary camps were set up in Dhubri and Nalbari districts.

Almost all the districts of lower Assam have been flooded due to incessant rains over the past few days. The medical and veterinary camps were established with the intent to address issues pertaining to waterborne diseases and epidemic threat.

Since July 11, six flood relief columns of the Indian Army have been requisitioned in various districts to augment the efforts of the state government to evacuate the locals stuck in flood-affected areas.

The Army columns have also been requisitioned to reach out and distribute relief material to the flood victims.

Due to the efforts of the Indian Army, medical aid has been provided to the locals and veterinary assistance to the animals.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/assam-floods-army-organises-medical-veterinary-camps-to-check-waterborne-diseases-1572009-2019-07-21