Guwahati: Dr Rela Institute & MedicalCentre, Chennai has organized a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp atGuwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019 (11 am to 3 pm). Subsequentexpert opinions by consultant hepatologists from the multi-speciality hospital (with necessary privacy) will also be made available for those participants on 14 September (11 am to 3 pm), who test positive for the disease. Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are themajor burden of the liver diseases in India which eventually lead tocirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.
However, a simple screening test can provide anopportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are atrisk of hepatocellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving propervaccines.
The initiative of Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, which can be termed as an importantexample of social healthcare initiatives, isexpected to benefit member-journalists of the press club innortheast India to fight against Hepatitis B and C.
The Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Gogoi on Thursday asked additional chief secretary PK Chaudhury to probe into the physical assault on PAC member Prasanta Phukan on Tuesday. Gogoi has asked the additional chief secretary to submit the report within a period of ten days saying that the persons involved in the incident would be given exemplary punishment. Notably, Phukan was physically assaulted by a group of four miscreants at the Nagaon Circuit House after he made an on the spot enquiry on some agriculture projects.
All Assam Minority Students Union (AMSU), Barpeta district committee regretted the role of Chief minister Tarun Gogoi for handing over Assam’s land to Bangladesh. Barpeta district AAMSU in co-rodination with Kayakuchi Anchalik sammittee burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shouting slogans against PM and CM against and the government
A delegation of civil society is leaving for Delhi on Saturday to help ULFA and the government break the deadlock over the talk. Main organizer Dr Hiren Gohain is understood to have received a call from the PMO to meet Manmohan Singh. But the schedule for the date with PM would be finalized only after they reach Delhi. Apart from Dr Gohain, the delegation has Dr Nirmal Chaudhury, Hiranya Bhattacharya, Dr Rohini Barua, Indibor Deuri.