November 26, 2015
The Coimbatore District Police held a free medical camp on Thursday for the tribal communities in order to prevent the monsoon diseases.
Venkatesh, Inspector of Police, Karamadai said, “Around 1750 people from the 100 villages in the area have been covered in this free medical camp for the welfare of tribal people.” He said that it was done in an attempt to maintain a good relationship with the tribals who, in turn, would help in identifying Naxal movement in the area. He said that the naxals could easily brainwash the people and convert them into either sympathizers or members.
The inspector further added that most of the welfare schemes offered by the state government are not reaching the people in remote areas and on the borders. “This is also why we conduct such camps. We intend to conduct more such camps in the sub-divisions including Valparai”, he added.
K. Arivazagan, a young tribal, said that the camp was very helpful to them as the doctors came and visited the tribal comminuties in their area. “In spite of it being a one-day camp, we got medical awareness,” he said.
R.V. Ramya Bharathi, Superintendent of Police, personnel from Special Task Force (STF) andpolice officers, also attended the camp and interacted with the people.