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Boost for GPC health program

The city based Wintrobe Hospital will extend supports to the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on next Saturday (3 September). Three medical practitioners from the private hospital will join the evening OPD starting at pm. Dr Nitin Gupta (Urology), Dr Juri Talukdar (General Practitioner) and Dr Debanga Borah (Cardiology) will be available for free consultations to media persons. The participants will also get the facility to get their blood pressure checked in the camp.

The first program of the weekly evening clinic series (5 to 8 pm) at GPC was launched on 20 August 2016, where Dr Kashyap Kr Das (Medicine, Dispur Hospitals) provided necessary consultations on healthcare issues to over 30 member-journalists.

The participants, including some senior journalists, took the opportunity to get their blood pressure & sugar checked by the health workers namely Puja Missong and Rupam Saikia. The program was supervised by healthcare consultant Ujjal Saikia.

Mentionable is that Assam’s well known Dispur Hospitals Pvt Ltd under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi took the initiative to raise a doctor’s chamber on the GPC campus, which was inaugurated by young citizens namely Dhiman, Kristi, Shantanava, Arya, Shambhavi, Nistha and Arunava on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day. The second program was graced by two physicians from Down Town Hospital namely Dr Swapnav Barthakur (Medicine) and Dr Ruma Dutta (O& G), who provided healthcare consultations to over 40 media persons along with their family members.

They were supported by nursing staff of the hospital Ankita Bora & Anusmita Das with Sajal Sinha, Pranjit Sarma and Mayuri Bora, where the participants got their basic health status also checked in the program.

The next three programs will be attended by the physicians from GNRC Hospitals, Swagat Super Speciality Surgical institute and Narayana Super Speciality Hospital. The initiative has been formulated primarily for the benefit of GPC members, but anyone related to the journalism is encouraged to take advantage of it. Moreover, the journalists based in other parts of the region may also attend the program, if incidentally they are in the city during the specified period.

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