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A delegation of British parliamentarians is likely to visit Assam as part of goodwill visit to India next year. According to British Deputy High Commissioner Furssedonn Wood, who was a recent visit to Guwahati told chief minister Tarun Gogoi that the delegation would visit the state likely in the first part of the year. The delegation is expected to study the feasibility of investment proposals in the vital sectors of the north eastern state. The British Deputy High Commissioner based in Kolkata apprised the Chief Minister of their keen interests to invest in infrastructure sector.

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SIMS Chennai doctor to attend Guwahati media clinic

10 Sep 2017 - 9:33am | AT News Guwahati

More specialized doctors from different parts of the country now start attending the weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC). Organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ programs since last year, the unique healthcare initiative has also been credited as a sustained screening mechanism in identifying many media persons who were in need of urgent medical cares.

The next clinic is scheduled for 15 September 2017 at the press club premises where Dr Appaji Krishnan, a senior ortho-surgeon from SIMS Hospital Chennai will be available for free consultations to the member-journalists. The camp, primarily open for all members of the pioneer press clubs of northeast India along with their dependents will start at 3 pm and conclude by 4.30 pm.

Meanwhile, the last evening clinic was conducted by the city based Hayat Hospital on 9 September, where physicians namely Dr Nasimur Riaz, Dr Pragyan Kalita and Dr Himadri Acharya checked the health status of over 30 participants. Health workers namely Champak Das, Renuka Barman, Lakshmi Rani Roy, Kebalina Sangma and Bhaskarjyoti Kunwar helped the participants to get advices from the physicians and also got their weight, blood sugar & pressure checked in the camp. Hayat Hospital officials namely Ayaskanta Chakraborty and Paragjyoti Dutta were also present on the occasion.

Earlier on the World Physiotherapy Day (8 September), a daylong camp was organized at the press club premises, where senior physiotherapists namely Dr Kangkan Talukdar (PT), Dr Lopa Das (PT), Dr Pankaj Das (PT), Dr Pooja Saikia (PT), Dr Chinmoyee Boruah (PT) and Dr Lav Gahire (PT) checked the pain-related problems of over 30 participants and advised accordingly.

Launched in August 2016 with initial supports from Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, managing director of Dispur Hospitals in raising a doctor's chamber at the club premises, the series of weekly camps have already emerged as a ‘healthy hangout’ for the media persons with their family members. Some journalists with high blood pressure & sugar were diagnosed for the first time in these camps and advised for follow up actions.

Till date, practicing doctors from Apollo Chennai Hospital, Manipal Bangalore Hospital, Fortis Hospital Bangalore, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, Dispur Hospitals, Wintrobe Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Sight First eye-clinic, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Barthakur Clinic, Rahman Hospitals, Sun Valley Hospital, Government Ayurvedic College, MMC Panbazar etc have attended the camps. The camps, even though organized for the benefit of press club members along with their close relatives, any journalist of the region can take advantages of the initiative, said a statement issued by the GPC adding that similar initiatives may also been planned by other media organizations, where the GPC would be happy to play the role of a facilitator.

Bridge or death trap?

21 Feb 2017 - 10:35am | Shajid Khan

A bamboo bridge in Udalguri over the river Noa, precisely, exposes the much-hyped development in BTAD areas. This is less a bridge and more a death trap waiting to collapse at any moment thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the administration.

The make shift bamboo has been the staple means if surface communication for the people of a huge area in Mwdoubari MCLA has been linking Khoirabari, Hapabari, Pakimuri, Deur, Thepakhat, Kuhiyabil, Rupatol, Majarchuba, Kabir-Ali villages since past 25 years.

The scene gets worse when heavy rainfall washes away the bridge leaving the people hapless who gave no option but to use boat. Despite repeated requests, the authority has yet to blink.

Talk on digital journalism

13 Oct 2015 - 11:13am | Stuti Goswami

Amit Baruah, Resident Editor of The Hindu is going to deliver a lecture on "Outmoded or Valid? Centres and Margins in the Age of Digital Journalism" at the Vivekananda Kendra Auditorium, Uzanbazar, Guwahati on Sunday, October 18. Samudra Gupta Kashyap will moderate the programme.  The programme is being organised by Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust Centenary Celebration Committee.