Guwahati: Eminent kidney transplant specialist Dr Sankaran Sundar graced the Saturday evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on 13 May and offered free health consultations to over 20 participants.
The senior consultant nephrologist and head of international kidney transplantation program of Manipal Hospitals Bangalore advised few of them to take further courses of treatment. The participants also got their blood pressure checked by Rahul Sarma from the acclaimed hospital.
The previous evening OPD on 6 May, organized under the series of 'Evening with a Doctor' programs, was graced by Apollo Chennai Hospital's senior gynecologist Dr A Vinutha. The camp was exclusively organized for the women journalists along with the spouses (and daughters) of press club members. Prior to it, Dr Vinutha delivered a talk on various women related ailments and their preventions at the
press club auditorium.
The next Saturday clinic on 20 May will be attended by Dr Dhrubajyoti Dutta from Assam's well known Down Town Hospitals. The camp is scheduled to begin at 4 pm at the club premises and continue till 6 pm. The 27 May camp will be conducted by Dr Ashwin Rajagopal, senior consultant on Surgical Oncology from the Manipal Hospitals Bangalore.
The unique healthcare initiative was launched by eastern India's pioneer pressmen's organization Guwahati Press Club last year for the benefit of its member-journalists along with their dependents. Assam's Dispur Hospitals initially supported the endeavour with raising a doctor's chamber at the club premises in August 2016. The city based hospital under the leaderships of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi also conducted the first episode of evening OPD clinics.
Practicing doctors from Medanta-the Medicity Hospital, GNRC Group of Hospitals, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Sankaradeva Nethralaya Guwahati, Wintrobe Hospital, Barthakur Clinic, Nemcare Hospital, Rahman Hospitals, Sun Valley Hospital, Sight First eye-clinic, Government Ayurvedic College, MMC Panbazar, Institute of Dental Science & Research Center etc have attended the camps till date.