Paediatric camp concluded at Guwahati Press Club By N.J. Thakuria
Guwahati: Newly emerged Ayursundra Hospital conducted the last weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 23 September 2017, where paediatrician Dr Sourav Gohain Duarah checked the health status of around ten children after calculating their their weight, height and blood pressures and advised their guardians accordingly.
Organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program, the Saturday camp also helped the guardians to get their blood pressure checked by the hospital nurses Jyotimoni Nath & Yashoda Rymbai with Govinda Keot. GM of the city based hospital Deepak Goayl and its PRO Satyabrat Barua were also present in the camp.
Earlier Dr K Appaji Krishnan from SIMS Hospital Chennai conducted the weekly camp at the press club premises. 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, Hayat Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Sight First eye-clinic, Sun Valley Hospital etc have attended the camps.
On the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day (8 September), a daylong camp was organized, 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 the participants and offered free consultations.
Launched in August 2016 with initial supports from Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, managing director of Dispur Hospitals in raising a doctor’s chamber at GPC 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.
Even though the camps are primarily organised for the benefit of press club members with their close relatives, any journalist of the region (also the country) with their family members may take the advantage of the clinics, said a statement issued by the GPC adding that similar initiatives are encouraged in other parts of the region as well.