The Alikadam Army Zone in the Bandarban Region of the Headquarters 24 Infantry Division is working tirelessly to maintain peace,harmony and development.
Alikadam and Lama upazilas are inhabited by people of different ethnic groups including Murang,Tripura,Chakma,Marma and Thanchanga.The people of the remote hilly areas usually depend on nature for their livelihood.
The Bangladesh Army has been by the side of these people deprived of modern education,medical and other social facilities for more than five decades.
In Chittagong Hill Tracts,Bangladesh Army is dedicated to work for all communities irrespective of race,religion and caste.In particular,the Bangladesh Army is contributing to the development of security, socio-economic and educational development,food and health security in the area.
Alikadam Army Zone organizes medical camps every month to protect the health of minorities and ethnic groups living in remote areas.Free medical services and medicines were distributed on Saturday (April 2) organized by Alikadam Army Zone.
In this initiative,Alikadam Sena Zone was accompanied by an organization working in the field of health protection called We Are Dreamers.
The purpose of the health camp is to raise health awareness of the patients of Lama Upazila,to screen them,to distribute free medicines for the treatment of common ailments and to refer them for surgery.
Free medical services and medicines were distributed to 8 Thousand people in this day-long medical camp.At that time 20 specialist doctors provided medical services.Alikadam Zone Commander Lt. Col. Md.Manjurul Hasan,PBGM,PSC was present at the medical camp.
At the same time,he called on the local people to abstain from drugs and build a healthy human life.He also called upon the locals to be vigilant against terrorist activities and anti-state propaganda.
The zone commander said the Bangladesh Army has been providing maximum humanitarian assistance to the people of all ethnic groups,including Bengalis living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts,during their difficult times.Today’s help is a unique example of his shining example.
The Alikadam Army Zone Commander expressed his firm belief that the Bangladesh Army will continue to stand by the people of all ethnic and religious communities,including the small ethnic groups in the hilly areas,to improve their living standards and support them in any need.
It may be mentioned that the Bandarban Army Region of the 24th Infantry Division of the Headquarters confirmed the issue of free medical services and distribution of medicines through a press release on Saturday.