Guwahati: Northeast India’s pioneer healthcare institute, Down Town Hospital is conducting a free hemoglobin screening camp at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 18 May 2019. The camp, organized under the series of media OPD (out-patient department) clinics, will begin at 3.30 pm and continue till 5.30 pm on the press club campus.
Ideally, the hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb), which is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to various organs & tissues and also transports carbon dioxide back to the lungs. If the hemoglobin level is lower than normal, the person may have anemia. On the other hand, if it is higher than normal level, that person should also consult with the doctors.
In addition to hemoglobin test, member-journalists of the press club will get the opportunity to check their blood sugar level (random) and grouping of their blood. The participants will also get free consultations from an experienced doctor in the camp.
Interested scribes, precisely the lady journalists and spouses of other members, are requested to participate in the camp. Journalists from other parts of the region, who are incidentally here, may also take advantage of the OPC clinic, said a GPC release.
Come Friday and New Delhi is all prepared to host the north east film festival where the region's art and culture will be shining in the capital city. Union minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore is scheduled to inaugurate the festival on Friday.
The inaugural screening will be preceded by three cultural shows from the Hojagiri dance troupe from Tripura, Dhol Pung Cholam dance troupe from Manipur and The Girish and Chronicles, a hard rock band from Sikkim.
The 3 -day festival will also have a retrospective of Manipuri movie maestro Aribam Syam Sharma. Six of his films magi Ningthem (1981) and Ishanou (1990), Orchids of Manipur, The Deer on the Lake, Indigenous Games of Manipur and Yelhou Jagoi will be screened in this segment.
Apart from it, Aribyam Syam Sharma will have a special interaction with on August Saturday. Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah's Mising film Ko:Yad is also expected to pull no less crowd along with Tribeny Rai's films from Sikkim,
Yathawat and Last Rites from Sikkim, Kokborok film Maithya, directed by Joseph Pulinthanath, and Sherdukpen film Crossing Bridges by Sanga Dorjee Thongdok will give glimpses of Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively.
A bouquet of shorts from Meghalaya Karyukai and Rong Kuchak directed by Domnic Sangma, and from Nagaland, The Honey Hunter And The Maker directed by Tiainla Jamir and Story of a House directed by Sesino Yhoshu and Sophy Lasuh will also be screened.
The festival will end on Sunday with the screening of Hindi film Aisa Yeh Jahaan (2015), written and directed by Biswajeet Bora from Assam and produced by Maya Kholie from Arunachal Pradesh. To add northeastern flavour, the film screenings will be supplemented by cultural programmes, exhibitions.
16 Nov 2008 - 11:13pm | editor
Till the other day Ganeshguri area in the cuty was teeming with buyers and sellers. But its the serial blast that have turned the place into a graveyard in broad day light. The fruit and vegetable vendors remain waiting for customers. But of no avail.
This is how the small businessmen are bearing the brunt of the serial blast that rocked the state on October 30. No customer dares to rush to the shops apprehending sudden blast once again. Eerie silence prevails in the area. Talking to Assam Times, the businessmen deplored, "the customers are doubtful of the security in the area and hence they want to avoid the place and we the small traders are left affected."
One Bhaskar Das who deals in fruit in Ganeshguri rued, "security forces deployed here restrict parking of vehicles and that's why, there are low turn out of customers these days. Unless the government steps in with a positive step we will be losing concern."
Another Bikash Deka a vegetable seller said security is beefed up to avert more incidents of the kind. Security forces have intensified patrolling on the streets. Business establishments are kept opened. But there is no rush of customers. "We deserve compensation if we are to remain inside our homes," he rued. Now its for the government to take steps to restore normalcy at the earliest to save the souls of the samll businessmen who are worried a lot.