Guwahati: Down Town Hospital, northeast India’s pioneer healthcare institute, conducted a free hemoglobin screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 18 May 2019, where the participants also got the opportunity to consult with experienced doctors.
Organized under the series of media OPD (out-patient department) clinics at the press club premises, the camp was graced by Dr Hrishikesh Bora, Dr Gaurav Kedia and Dr Rohini Kumari.
Ideally, the hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb), which is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to various organs & tissues and also transports carbon dioxide back to the lungs. If the hemoglobin level is lower than normal, the person may have anemia. On the other hand, if it is higher than normal level, that person should also consult with the doctors.
Laboratory technician Hardip Mali, nurses Baverly Kharmalki & Bethsy hallawnzuali helped member-journalists of the press club to get their blood sugar & pressure checked in the clinic, which was also attended by hospital executives namely Nikhilesh Sharma, Fariz Ahmed and Dibya Jyoti Borah.
Barely a few hours after the killing of 6 NDFB cadres during an encounter in Karbi Anglong, unidentified miscreants gunned down four persons of a same family of a Congress ward commissioner in Diphu on Tuesday.
According to information, armed miscreants stormed into the residence of Congress ward commissioner Apu Das and gunned down Apu's wife Manju Das, two daughters and a home tutor at around 7-45 in the evening. Apu Das was not available at that moment. Immediately after the incident, the miscreants left Apu Das's house.
Top ranked police officials have rushed to the spot and a massive operation is on to nab the culprit.
Though the Health Minister of Assam is taking various steps to improve the health services of the rural area , health centres in rural areas are still unable to provide better services to the common people due to the unavailability of required number of doctors , medicines, nurses etc.
The 30-bed year old Raha Ranthali Hospital is meant to cater to the health needs of more than 50 villages . But not to speak of other facitilities ,the health centre is running without a residential health and medical officer ( MHO ). Instead of three doctors needed by a large number of patients everyday , there is only one Doctor found available while investigated.
During investigation it has come to light that the Hospital employees have been neglecting their duties , due to which the patients are being deprived from availing proper treatment and medicines. Besides , the local people allege this correspondent that the Hospital staffs always refuse to give the medicines prescribed by the doctors to the patients and suggest them to buy the same from the outside. They further allege that the same employees sale the Govt. supplied medicines meant for the Hospital patients , outside and distribute among their relatives. The local people have therefore demanded the health authority concerned to look into the matter and ameliorate their perennial plight. They have also demanded the authority to place a resident doctor immediately so that they need not wait for the arrival of the doctors from the district head.
A rhino poacher Dilip Das (27) with Rhino horn being arrested by Forest Officers & Forest guards of Kaziranga National Park and Bokakhat Police at Barua Pather Danigaon on 1st Feb last. In international market the the recovered horn is worth $35,000.
Pix on 04-02-08 by UB Photos.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty