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Health check up camp at Guwahati

A free health check up camp was held at Rupnagar LP School, Guwahati on SUnday.  It was attended by many experienced doctors from Wintrobe Hospital, other invitees and people from the locality who got the benefit from the free health check up camp. Dr Pranjal Barman, Dr Diganta Brahma, Dr Apurba Baishya, Dr Pragyan Kalita, Dr G Hazong and Dr Nareswar Barman (Cardiology) rendered their free service for the needy people.  More than one hundred and twenty people were benefitted from the health camp who received services from the doctors and other health professionals.  Some blood tests were done apart from providing some free medicine. Ratul Das and Alvish Ali Nawaz from Niddaan, the organiser, coordinated the health camp which has been praised by the local people. Nidaan was previously known as Ayushman which has changed its name in last general meeting.

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Immunization drive in Kokrajhar

29 Sep 2016 - 5:21pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

A special immunization drive was carried out in Kokrajhar district along with rest of the state by department of Health & Family welfare,government of Assam giving utmost importance and priority to universal immunization programme for children and pregnant women.

Kampa Borgoyary, BTC deputy chief kick start to inaugurate the immunization drive with feeding polio drops to babies in the preence of official and staffs of the Health & Family welfare department at Balajan block hospital on Thursday in Kokrajhar district.Borgoyary, in his addresses said that immunization is very much needed among citizens to get healthy health and situation in the region.

He said that health consciousness and social uplift is very important way to the growth and shape of human society through which citizens could be brought under full immunization. He urged the citizen and guardians to give immunization to all children below two years to protect from nine several other diseases like-TB,Polio,Hepatitis B,Diptheria,Whooping cough,Tetanus,Measles, Japanese Encephalitis and Influenza to make them diseases free and healthy.

It is to be noted that according to National Family Health Survey(NFHS) 2016,only 47 percent of our children have received full immunization which implies that a major 53 percent of the children are either left out or not covered under full immaunization programme which is a matter of great concern. It is a special programme to reach the unreached and cover the uncovered,said Borgoyary.

A public meeting in this regard was also organized with Dinesh Chandra Boro,Secretary,BTC in the chair.

“It is a good drive to bring health awareness about immunization.Citizens are getting benefits through this programme.Citizens should participate with positive attitude so that child mortality could be stopped”,Borgoyary said.

3 arrested in Cotton Prof murder

21 Apr 2010 - 3:05am | editor


Police have achieved a major breakthrough into the sensational murder of Cotton College professor Dr Bibha Devi when 3 persons in this connection arrested.


Talking to AssamTimes, sources said Raju has confessed his role in the sensational killing case. Police further have recovered Dr Devi's mobile phone.


The killer was arrested 5 hours after the teachers and students took out a silent procession in the city demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits.


Meanwhile, police have arrested the second one killer. He is Nur Islam, a rickshow puller who was pickep up from Rehabari 1 hour after Raju was arrested.


Police arrested one Mujibur Rehman from Fatasil Ambari area in this connection.


Birth centenary of Padmashree Dr. Robin Banerjee celebrated

13 Aug 2008 - 1:10am | Ritupallab Saikia
The birth centenary of Padmashree Dr. Robin Banerjee, a naturalist of international repute was celebrated in Golaghat on 12th August with a day-long programme. A painting competition among the students of various schools was also oranised on the occasion. Dr. Banerjee was born on 12th August, 1908 at Behrampore in Murshidabad District: of West Bengal. After completing his education from Edinburgh University in the year 1936, he joined the British Navy (1937) at Liverpool. He first visited Assam as a Locum-tenens to a Scottish Doctor in 1952 in Chabua Tea Estate, Assam as Chief Medical Officer.

He first visited to Kaziranga in early 1953. He was so much influenced by the lush greenery of Kaziranga that he decided to stay permanently in Assam and luckily in 1954 he got his next posting, a permanent one at the Dhansiri Medical Association, Bokakhat, near Kaziranga. He made his first film titled ‘Kaziranga’ and after that there was no turning back. He made 36 films/documentaries on wildlife for various wildlife societies in the different parts of the world, which won him 14 national and international awards. He was awarded ‘Padmashree’ in 197.

He was a pioneer in the movement of wild-life preservation. His work in the field of wildlife preservation was given recognition by various organizations prominent among them were The Assam Forest Deptt. Certificate of appreciation for conservation of wild life, Service to Society through individual excellence NECCL, Guwahati, Assam, Certificate of appreciation from 101 Radha Govinda Baruah Centenary Celebration, Guwahati, Assam etc.

Dr Banerjee died on 6th August 2003 at his residence at Golaghat. He donated 9 his residential land to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Golaghat. He also converted his Bungalow into “UNCLE ROBIN’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM” and it is being maintained by Padmashree Dr. Robin Banerjee Trust. He has also donated 2 kathas of land for Doctor’s Club, Golaghat In return Doctor’s Club organize one day free Health Camp for poor patients every week.