GNRC hospital conducted the last ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) in northeast India on 5 November 2016 for the benefit of media persons along with their close relatives. The free health camp was attended by neurosurgeon Dr Naba Jyoti Borah and general physician Dr Aakashi Deka from the acclaimed hospital.
Nearly 25 participants got the opportunity to check their blood pressure in the OPD. Mrinal Ali Hazarika, public relations officer of GNRC group along with nurse Ms Iban also oversaw the program. The last Saturday media health camp was postponed due to Deepawali celebration.
The 22 October evening camp was conducted by the city based Sun Valley hospital on, where Dr Tapan Sarma (Medicine) provided healthcare consultations to over 30 participants. The physician was assisted by staff nurses namely Kiniholi Sumi, Naw Naucy, Bobi Senapoti and Rashmi Bordoloi in conducting the camp which was also graced by Sun Valley hospital managing director AC Hazarika along with the directors AK Pathak & K Barman along with Dr Bikash Bhattacharjee.
It may be mentioned that the evening OPD on every Saturday at the press club was started from August 20 in the presence of Dr Kashyap, Kr Das (Department of Medicine Dispur Hospitals) along with few health workers.
Assam's well known Dispur Hospitals Pvt Ltd under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi took the initiative to raise a doctor's chamber at the Press Club premises, which was inaugurated by young citizens namely Dhiman, Kristi, Shantanava, Arya, Shambhavi, Nistha and Arunava on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day.
Later, free camps were graced by Dr Swapnaav Barthakur (Medicine), Dr Ruma Dutta (O&G) from Down Town Hospitals, Dr Nitin Gupta (Urology), Dr Juri Talukdar (General Practitioner), Dr Debanga Borah (Cardiology) from Wintrobe Hospital, Dr Rajib Das (Cardiology), Dr Bikash Rai Das from GNRC Group of hospitals, Dr Amit Saha (Medicine) from Swagat hospital, Dr Nazmul Haque (Medicine) from Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals and Dr Nareswar Barman (Cardiology), Dr Bikash Kumar Das (Medicine) and Dr Hitesh Baruah from Nemcare hospital.
"Though the initiative has been formulated primarily for the benefit of GPC members, anyone related to journalism is encouraged to take advantage of it," said GPC president Sanjib Phukan, adding that the scribes based in other parts of the country are also welcome for the program, if incidentally they are in the city during the specified period.