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Health camp held for forest staff of Coimbatore division

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A health camp was conducted for the frontline forest staff of Coimbatore division today at Forest Academy here.

As part of a collaboration between Foundation, WWF-India, and Forest Department, a team of doctors and lab technicians conducted the health camp for about 250 front line staff of the Coimbatore Forest Division.

The three-day camp from June 12, was attended by 411 front line staff of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve and Nilgiris North and South Forest Divisions for screening and various medical tests, Samuel Thomas of Foundation, who led the team said in a release.

"Coimbatore Forest Division is a high human-wildlife conflict area and the staff face risk every day in the field, especially during elephant driving operations.. They need to be in good health to face these challenges," Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore Circle, Ramasubramanian said.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:57 IST