Guwahati, May 27: Nearly 20% city based journalists are vulnerable to liver related ailments, where three percent needs immediate medical attention, revealed a screening camp organised by Guwahati Accident, Trauma and Emergency (GATE) Hospital at Guwahati Press Club last week.
Altogether 140 journalists participated in the liver function test program, among whom over 75% showed satisfactory outcome and were only advised for slight changes in food habit and life style.
Meanwhile, attending the weekly media OPD clinic on May 26 at the press club premises, Dr Mahibul Islam and Dr Nabin Kr Banchal offered consultations to over 60 participants.
Most of the participants consulted their blood reports with the physicians. They also got their weight, blood pressure and sugar levels checked in the camp.
Nurses Madhusmita Rajbongshi, Chumi Rajbongshi and Kakuma Das assisted in running the camp, where the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Mintu Ranjan Dutta and Marketing Manager Mayuri Ghosh were also present.