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Lipid profile tests for Guwahati scribes

Guwahati: Assam’s well known Dispur Hospital organizes a free lipid profile tests for the journalist-members of Guwahati Press Club starting on Monday (9 April). The series of camp will continue for five days till Friday at the press club premises where 20 blood samples will be taken every day (from 12 noon to 1 pm).

It may be mentioned that the lipid profile (lipid panel) test includes various types of blood screenings to measure the level of cholesterol and triglycerides. The tests can identify certain genetic diseases and determine approximate risks for cardiovascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other related diseases.

In case the number of participants increases (even after screening on 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 April), the city based hospital will resume the screening of blood samples after Bohag Bihu holidays for few more days, informed Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, the managing director of Dispur Hospital adding that all the printed reports would be available at press club office after completion of the series.

Meanwhile, the newly launched Health City Hospital Guwahati conducted the last weekly media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press club on 7 April 2018, where Dr Brajen Lahkar (medicine) from the multi super-speciality hospital offered free consultations to over 30 participants.

The Saturday camp at press club has been organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ programs, which was launched in August 2016, for the benefit of press club members along with their dependants. Nurses Sanjrambam Naobi Chanu and Joslyn Ramthermawi along with health workers Surajit Baruah, Aswique Iquball , Bhaskar Saikia, Kongkan Talukdar assisted the physician in the camp. Dr Atanu Barthakur, chief executive officer of the hospital and Manuj Kr Deka, project head also graced the camp.

Till date, the press club initiative has been supported by Apollo Hospitals (Chennai and Guwahati campus), SIMS Chennai Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Fortis Bangalore Hospital, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, Barthakur Clinic, Ayursundra Hospital, Wintrobe Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Sun Valley Hospital, Excelcare Hospital, Rahman Hospital, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Sight First eye-clinic, MMC Panbazar etc.

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Fishing on the highway!

18 Mar 2018 - 11:31am | Mithun Baruah

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Led by Chatra Mukti Sangram Samity’s Tinsukia district committee, the local residents joined the mock session alleging that Pradyut Bordoloi from Congress has been doing nothing on this front. Same allegations they raised against the incumbent legislator Bhaskar Sarma who has done precious little so far.

CMSS leader Lakhya Jyoti Gogoi said,” we have already moved the MLA many times. But of no avail. We have no option but to resort to this course of action to draw the attention of the authority.”

 Gogoi said, “the people of Margherita have voted for change. The leaders were changed only. But the plights of the people remained unchanged.”

Another protester said, “the vital road from Powai to Jagun falls under No 124 Margherita constituency. Even after two years of assuming power Sharma has done nothing. We the people have been bearing the brunt.”

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