GUWAHATI, May 13 � In an apparent deviation from the usual process of selection of best employees in an organisation, Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati conducted an election among its employees on Monday to select the best performing staff.
Sixty-seven per cent of the employees exercised their franchise.
�This has been done with a view to motivating the employees to perform better and to create leadership and team spirit so that they can serve the patients coming from various parts of the northeastern states with compassion and care. The winners of the election will be felicitated in a public meeting,� a release from the BBCI said.
In the category for doctors, Dr BB Borthakur was adjudged first and Dr Ashok Kumar Das, Dr Kishore Das and Dr Kabindra Bhagabaty were jointly declared second. Among the nurses, Sushoma John was elected first, whereas Ranjumoni Borah Deka was declared second.
Shachindra Goswami and Mithu Borthakur were adjudged first and second in the Medical Physicist/Research Staff category respectively. Out of the ministerial staff, TK Goswami was elected first, whereas Kamaleswar Kalita was declared second. Kamal Deka was identified as the Best Project Staff followed by Dr Nizara Baishya.
In the category for Ward Boy/Girl, Mrigen Das and Dipak Kalita were adjudged first and second respectively. The honour for the best cleaner went to Bhudhan Basfore, followed by Kamraj Telegu. Among the large number of technicians, technologists, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and social investigators, Bitul Goswami was the winner followed by Md Jamil Ahmed Borbhuiyan.
In addition to the above, the management of the Institute constituted a committee in the early part of the year to identify the best employee of the institute every month in various categories. Ranjumoni Borah Deka, Binod Kalita and Ph Surachandra Singha were earlier declared as �Employees of the Month� in various categories. The names with photographs and brief bio-data of the selected employees are uploaded regularly on the Institute�s website.
Various programmes are also regularly organised for capacity development and welfare of the employees. A guest lecture for the employees of the Institute on lifestyle diseases was delivered by Dr Dipti Sarma, Professor & Head, Department of Endocrinology, GMCH, on May 7. On May 9, a leadership development programme for nursing staff of the institute was conducted by the Director of the Institute, Dr AC Kataki.
RS Mushahary, former Governor of Meghalaya, will deliver an expectation speech in the Institute on May 21. On May 28, a seminar on naturopathy and yoga will be conducted by Dr Avantika Saraf from Jeevandham, Guwahati. To commemorate the first International Yoga Day on June 21, a programme on the theme �Therapeutic yoga � how to come out of stress� will be organised for the patients undergoing treatment at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute.