Guwahati, September 24: Newly emerged Ayursundra Hospital conducted the last weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on September 23, where paediatrician Dr Sourav Gohain Duarah checked the health status of around ten children and advised their guardians accordingly.
Organized under the series of ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program, the Saturday camp also let guardians get their blood pressure checked by the hospital nurses. GM of the hospital Deepak Goyal and 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, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals among others have attended the camps.
Also on the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day (September 08), a day-long camp was organized, where senior physiotherapists Dr Kangkan Talukdar, Dr Lopa Das, Dr Pankaj Das, Dr Pooja Saikia, Dr Chinmoyee Boruah and Dr Lav Gahire checked pain-related problems of 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 and sugar levels were diagnosed for the first time in these camps and advised for Medication. “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.