MANGALDAI, Nov 13 - In a bid to check the rising cases of cancer in Darrang district, particularly in the Sipajhar area, the AMC Alumni Association and Academic Forum, Guwahati has come forward with a new move.
Under the initiative, the medical practitioners body in collaboration with three non-government organisations of the district namely Dashami Devi Foundation, Mangaldai Media Circle and Crystal Vision on Sunday organised a free cancer screening camp and awareness meeting against the use of tobacco at village Balipara under Sipajhar revenue circle of the district. Cervical cancer screening test and other tests for detection of uterus and breast cancer were carried out for women patients by a team of doctors and paramedical staff from Dr Anjana Phookan Memorial Foundation under the supervision of senior Gynaecologist Dr Chandan Baruah. Besides these, another team of 10 expert medical professionals, including Dr Sangeet Dutta, Dr Lutfur Rahman, Dr Navajyoti Dutta, Dr N K Beria, Dr Budhin Saikia, Dr Dipsikha Kakati, Dr Dhiren Saharia, Dr Sujit Mandal, Dr Pratyusman Hazarika and Dr Violina Kashyap offered free treatment to more than 100 patients mostly women, children and senior citizens. Blood sugar and cataract screening test were conducted . The day-long camp was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Ghanshyam Dass.