Guwahati: City-based scribes, who participated in a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019, showed an excellent health status as none was reported positive in the blood tests.
Organized by Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre of Chennai, the camp witnessed the participation of over 60 media persons where all the blood samples were tested negative for both the viruses. Marketing officer from Dr Rela Institute in northeast India, Chiranjib Sarma along with health workers Siva Kalita and Mrnmoy Dutta conducted the camp.
Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of liver diseases in India, which eventually leads to cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are at risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.
The initiative of Dr Rela Institute (www.relainstitute.com) can be termed as an important example of social healthcare initiatives, which is expected to empower member-journalists of the press club to fight against Hepatitis B and C virus.
The Opposition Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday moved state election commission alleging gross violation of constitution by two Congress leaders in the run up to the Rajya Sabha polls.
The regional party in its complaint has accused chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his education minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma of violating the constitution to ensure smooth sailing of the BPF candidate Biswajeet Daimary in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls.
Two bodies of a mother with her minor son near at ASEB power house quarter complex at Chirakhundi on Thursday. Tragic death of both mother and her minor son had created mixed reaction about the level of security relating life and death. Sabita Kalita, the mother, was found hanged and her minor son Himangshu Kalita (Dhan) found dead at their residence at the ASEB quarter here. The family amidst financial constrain was leading their lives in a hardship, the husband of the deceased who is a security guard of ASEB as per reports. While deceased Sabita was the second wife of her husband, reportedly had killed her son and then hanged herself.
Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, the former Governor of Meghalaya will attend the next Guest of the Month program of Guwahati Press Club at 3 pm of July 13, 2013. An IPS officer Mr Mooshahary also served as the director general of National Security Guards and Border Security Force in his exciting career. Born at Odlaguri of Assam, RS Mooshaharycompleted his pre-university study in Union Christian College, Umiam and then graduated from St Anthonys College, Shillong with honours in Political Science.
RS Mooshahary was awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. In March 2006, RS Mooshahary was appointed as the first Chief Information Commissioner of Assam under the Right to Information Act. Later he was elevated to the Governor of Meghalaya. Member-journalists are requested to participate in the interactive session.