The Narayana Super-specialty Hospital has offered the Journalist Privilege Cards to the member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club. Over 175 health cards were distributed among the scribes in a function held on , June 4 at GPC auditorium. Senior officials of the north Guwahati based hospital including Amit G. Choudhury, Shantanu Bhattacharjee with other workers were present on the occasion. The first health card was symbolically presented to senior GPC member-journalist Rupam Barua. Today’s program was conducted by GPC secretary Nava Thakuria.
The privilege card will enable the scribes with their spouses for discounts on MRI, CT Scan, X-ray, Ultra Sonography and various laboratory tests besides priority in the admission. The hospital authority has also planned for annual health check-up facilities for the card holders. Free ambulance service is also under consideration subject to the availability, informed the hospital authority.
Mentionable is that Narayana Super-specialty Hospital in northeast India was commissioned in December 2013 with 185 beds, under a 30 year public-private partnership initiative with Assam government. The hospital extends medical supports to the patients under the category of cardiac science, neuroscience and orthopaedics.
The hospital authority now plans to extend the benefits to the scribes based in other parts of the region. The GPC program was recognized as the starting point for the hospital’s mission to support the media persons working in the alienated part of India.