Commended gastro surgeon Dr. Patta Radhakrishna from SIMS Hospital Chennai graced OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on 27 October (Friday) 2017. The practicing doctor was available for free consultations to the participants from 3 to 5 pm at the press club premises.
The last camp on 21 October, organized by the active press club of northeast India under the ‘Evening with a Doctor’ initiative for the benefit of its members along with their dependents was attended by acclaimed medicine specialist Dr Brajendra Lahkar from Assam’s well known Dispur Hospital.
The hospital’s public relation officer Ujjal Saikia, staff nurse Jon Prabha Deori and officials from Lupin Pharma company assisted in conducting the camp. Besides free consultations, the participants also got the opportunity to check their weight, blood pressure & sugar, bone density and pulmonary functions in the camp.
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 & sugar were diagnosed in the camps and they were advised for follow up actions accordingly.
Till date, practicing physicians from Apollo Chennai Hospital, SIMS Hospital Chennai, Manipal Bangalore Hospital, Fortis Hospital Bangalore, Medanta the Medicity Hospital, Down Town Hospital, GNRC Hospitals, Hayat Hospital, Ayursundra Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Sun Valley Hospital, Sight First Eye-Clinic, Barthakur Clinic, Wintrobe Hospital etc have attended the camps.
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.