Giving a helping hand to journalists working in difficult terrain of the Northeast; ‘Evening with a Doctor’ an innovative healthcare program at the Guwahati Press Club completed six months. The program hosts various camps of experienced medical practitioners from top medical institutions of the country for the member-journalists and their dependents.
On February 4, the evening clinic at the Guwahati Press Club was conducted by the Gurgaon-based Medanta Medicity hospital. Senior rheumatology and clinical immunology consultant Dr Vinay Singal was present for free consultations during the camp.
The camp was jointly organised by the Guwahati Press Club and Medanta Medicity with active participation of Medanta’s marketing manager Manoranjan Kalita. The camp witnessed over 25 participants who were benefitted from the availability of a top consultant.
Earlier, on January 21, the evening clinic was carried out by ophthalmologists Dr S Tomar and Dr Pranjal Mishra from Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati.
On January 7, the clinic saw Hayat Hospital’s Dr Anjan Saikia (gastroenterology), Dr Daboo Patowari (medicine) and Dr Abhisek Lohia (dermatology) attending the journalists and their dependents.
Besides participation at the clinic, Guwahati-based Hayat Hospital authority also announced various concessions for the Guwahati Press Club members and their families in OPD/doctor consultation charges (100 %), room rent (25 %), lab investigation, CT/USG/X-ray, MRI/MR angiography, EEG, ECG,TMT, HOLTER, ECHO, colonoscopy & endoscopy (20 %), operation theatre charges (10 %) and medicines (5 %).
Till date, practicing doctors from Apollo Hospitals Chennai, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, GNRC Group of Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, Dispur Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Wintrobe Hospital, Barthakur Clinic, Nemcare Hospital, Sun Valley Hospital, Sight First eye-clinic, Government Ayurvedic College etc had conducted the camps.
Dispur Hospitals, under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, supported the initiative to raise a doctor’s chamber at the press club premises, which was inaugurated on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.
“Besides personal healthcare, the initiative was expected to help the journalists to understand various aspects of healthcare in a better way that should encourage the journalists to cover the sector with more authenticity,” said a Guwahati Press Club statement adding that the initiative was formulated primarily for the benefit of its members, but anyone related to the profession is welcome to participate in the program.