Medical health check-up camp for drivers organised

Pankaj Bagotra, RTO Jammu addressing during a function held in Jammu on Saturday.
Pankaj Bagotra, RTO Jammu addressing during a function held in Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 27: For providing better health and medical facilities to the drivers, a free health cum eye check-up camp was organised here today.

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The camp organised by M.V.D Jammu was held under the supervision of R.T.O Jammu Pankaj Bagotra, on the direction of Transport Commissioner J&K Rajinder Singh Tara in collaboration with various Transport Unions.
More than 200 drivers and conductors participated in the camp and availed themselves the facility like eye check-up for colour- blindness, defect in eye sight, test to check B.P, Sugar, Hb.
Earlier a team from Red Cross Society also imparted First Responder Training to drivers which can help them to handle any urgency.
Speaking on the occasion R.T.O Jammu Pankaj Bagotra informed the participants that the aim of organizing such medical camps is to spread awareness among drivers about significance of personal health and hygiene for welfare of society.
“Such camps will be organized on regular basis in future for the drivers as they hold the responsibility of ensuring the safety of passenger so they should often keep their health in check and well monitored,” he said.
On behalf of Transport union, Ajit Singh, Chairman AJKTU welcomed the participants and stressed on drivers to follow traffic regulations strictly for the safety of passengers.
S.S.P Traffic Faisal Qureshi, C.M.O Jammu Harbaksh Singh, Dy SP Traffic Farha, ARTO HQ Rehana Tabassam, Team of Doctors from C.M.O Office and Representatives from various Transport Unions were also present during the camp.