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Chennai Apollo doctor conducts GPC clinic
Though the initiative was formulated primarily for the benefit of its members, anyone related to the profession is welcome to participate in the program.

Guwahati:  Dr KN Srinivasan, consultant cardiologist from Apollo Hospital, Chennai conducted the Saturday evening health camp for scribes at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) on 10 December 2016. 

Over 25 media persons along with their dependents participated in the program titled 'Evening with a Doctor', where one third of them were advised for further course of treatments. 

Apollo Hospital executives namely Roopjyoti Baruah and Kamalesh Chakrabarty assisted in conducting the camp.

The next evening OPD on 17 December will be attended by a group of physicians from the Government Ayurvedic College, Jalukbari. Led by Dr Jayanta Sarmah the group of doctors including Dr  Chiranjib Mahanta , Dr Ajay Barman,  Dr Susmita Pegu and  Dr Purnima Deori will examine the health of the participants with random blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI test. The camp will begin on 3.30 pm and continue till 6 pm.

Till date, practicing physicians from Dispur Hospitals, Down Town Hospitals, GNRC Group of Hospitals, Narayana Super-Specialty Hospitals, Swagat Super-Surgical Institute, Wintrobe Hospital, Nemcare Hospital, Sun Valley Hospital etc have conducted the camps in the press club.

Similarly, the Gauhati Medical College, Medanta-The Medicity Hospital Gurgaon, Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad, Barthakur Clinic, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya Guwahati etc have shown their interest in conducting the weekly healthcare consultation programs accordingly in the coming days.

It may be noted that Assam's well known Dispur Hospitals Pvt Ltd, under the leadership of Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, supported the initiative to raise a doctor's chamber at the press club premises, which was inaugurated by young citizens namely Dhiman, Kristi, Shantanava, Arya, Shambhavi, Nistha and Arunava on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.

"Besides personal health, the initiative is expected to help the scribes to understand various aspects of preventive healthcare in a better way that should encourage them to cover the sector with more authenticity & credibility," said a GPC statement adding that though the initiative was formulated primarily for the benefit of its members, anyone related to the profession is welcome to participate in the program.

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