The next Saturday evening OPD at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) will be attended by a group of physicians from the Government Ayurvedic College, Jalukbari (Assam). Led by Dr Jayanta Sarmah, the group of doctors including Dr Chiranjib Mahanta , Dr Ajay Barman, Dr Susmita Pegu and Dr Purnima Deori will examine the health of GPC members along with their dependents with random blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI tests. The 17 December 2016 camp will begin on 3.30 pm and continue till 6 pm.
The last clinic with a Doctor program was graced by Dr KN Srinivasan, consultant cardiologist from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Over 25 media persons with their close relatives participated in the camp on 10 December, where one third of them were advised for further course of treatments. Two Apollo hospital executives namely Roopjyoti Baruah and Kamalesh Chakrabarty supported the GPC to organize the clinic.
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, Sun Valley Hospital etc have conducted the weekly camps in the press club.
Similarly, Medanta-The Medicity Hospital Gurgaon, Gauhati Medical College, Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad, Barthakur Clinic, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya Guwahati etc have shown interest in conducting the healthcare consultation programs 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 GPC secretary Nava Thakuria adding that though the initiative was formulated primarily for the benefit of the press club family, anyone related to the profession is welcome to participate in the program.