Guwahati, October 09: The city based Sun Valley Hospital conducted the last weekly evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on October 07, where Dr Rupam Choudhury and Dr Tapan Sharma offered free consultations to over 25 participants. Staff nurses Limugha Sumi and Lily Kom, health workers Hitesh Choudhury and Upen Kakoti from the hospital assisted in conducting the camp, where the participants got their weight, blood sugar level and pressure checked.
Organized under the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ program for the benefit of press club members along with their dependants, the camp was also graced by the Sun Valley hospital’s Managing Director Abhoy Chandra Hazarika and its labour officer Kripa C Barman.
The next Saturday camp on October 14 shall be attended by Dr Siben Dutta from Assam’s pioneer healthcare institution Down Town Hospital. The practicing physician will offer free consultations to the participants from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the press club premises. The participants will also get the opportunity to check their blood sugar level and pressure in the camp.
Till date, practicing doctors from Apollo Chennai Hospital, Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Dispur Hospital, Hayat Hospital, Ayursundra Hospital, Nemcare Hospital among others have attended the camps. Even though the camps are primarily organised for the benefit of press club members along with their dependants, any journalist of the region with their family members may take the advantage of the Saturday clinics, said a statement issued by the GPC. GPC added that similar initiatives are encouraged in other parts of the region as well.