Guwahati, Octber 24: Acclaimed medicine specialist Dr Brajendra Lahkar from Dispur Hospital conducted the weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on October 21, where over 20 media persons participated and received necessary consultations. They also got the opportunity to check their weight, blood pressure and sugar levels, bone density and pulmonary functions in the camp.
The hospital’s Public Relation Officer Ujjal Saikia, staff nurse Jon Prabha Deori and officials from Lupin Pharma company assisted in conducting the camp. The last Saturday camp, organized under the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program for the benefit of press club members along with their dependants, was graced by Dr Siben Dutta and Dr Santos Reddy from Down Town Hospital.
Launched in August 2016 with initial supports from Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, Managing Director of Dispur Hospital, in raising a doctor’s chamber at the press club premises, the series of camps have emerged as a ‘healthy & rewarding hangout’ for the media persons. Many working journalists with high blood pressure and sugar levels were diagnosed in the camps and were advised for follow up actions accordingly.
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 from the pioneer press club of northeast India, adding that similar initiatives are also encouraged in other parts of the region.
By Our Correspondent