Hyderabad: An Army team of nine officers, who are taking out a Health Awareness Car Rally reached the city on Sunday.
The rally, which is part of the 12th Army Medical Corps Reunion and 54th Biennial Conference, is being organized under the aegis of the Director General Medical Services (Army) and was flagged off on March 14 from Delhi. The team, led by Colonel Prashant Pandit and Colonel Pradhi Nambiar, was received by Brigadier K Satyanand, Commandant, at the Military Hospital (MH) in Secunderabad on Sunday.
On Monday, the team delivered a series of lectures on “Beat Diabetes and Organ Donation Awareness” for the troops and their families in Secunderabad. Lieutenant General KK Agarwal, Commandant, Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, later felicitated the team.
A Health Exhibition and a Screening Camp for Diabetes and other lifestyle diseases was also organized on the occasion, with a large number of troops and families coming forward to register their names for organ donation as well.
The team, who will be flagged off by Major General Sharabh Pachory, General Officer Commanding, Telangana and Andhra Sub Area from MH Secunderabad on Tuesday, will reach Lucknow on April 7, covering a distance of 6,500 km by road, in five Maruti Gypsy vehicles.
So far they have covered the cities of Chandigarh, Udhampur, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Pune by travelling a cumulative distance of 3500 km. Their next destination will be Kamptee and Nagpur. Sambalpur, Kolkata, Gaya and Lucknow will also be touched before the team touches base at Delhi.