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Evening with a Doctor in GPC

More healthcare institutions have been roped by Guwahati Press Club {GPC} for its ‘Evening with a Doctor’ programs on every Saturday for the benefit of its member-journalists along with their dependants. The series of preventive healthcare initiatives began on 20 August 2016 and till date some of the best hospitals have engaged their doctors in the evening clinic.

Next Saturday the media clinic at the press club premises will be graced by Dr KN Srinivasan, consultant cardiologist from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. The participants will get free consultations on high blood pressure & cholesterol, irregular heartbeat, heart attack other related ailments etc in the OPD, which will start at 4 pm continue till 6.30 pm.

The last evening OPD was graced by two senior eye specialists namely Dr Subhra Kinkor Goswami and Dr Bijuli Goswami. Associated with Sight First eye-clinic, The 3 December camp witnessed the participation of 45 scribes along with their close relatives including few kids, where the ophthalmologists advised them to follow some guidelines for protecting and prolonging their eye sights.

Till date, practicing physicians from Dispur Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, GNRC Group of Hospitals, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Wintrobe Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Apollo Chennai Hospitals etc have conducted the camps in the press club.

Similarly, the Gauhati Medical College, Medanta-The Medicity Hospital Gurgaon, Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya Guwahati, Barthakur Clinic, Ayurvedic College Guwahati have shown their interest in conducting the weekly healthcare consultation programs accordingly in the coming days.

It may be noted that Assam’s well known Dispur Hospitals Pvt Ltd, under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, supported the initiative to raise a doctor’s chamber at the press club premises, which was inaugurated by young citizens namely Dhiman, Kristi, Shantanava, Arya, Shambhavi, Nistha and Arunava on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.

“Besides personal health, the initiative is expected to help the scribes to understand various aspects of preventive healthcare in a better way that should encourage them to cover the sector with more authenticity & credibility,” said a GPC statement adding that though the initiative was formulated primarily for the benefit of its members, anyone related to the profession is welcome to participate in the program.

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