GUWAHATI, Feb 27 - Dr Manik Chandra Dutta Memorial Society organised a special orientation programme for mental and physical healthcare of senior citizens at the Odalbakra Helping Hands old age home here recently. Dr Manik Chandra Dutta was an Ayurvedic physician and a professor in the Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital here.
Addressing the function, Dr Prafulla Chandra Deka, a former Additional Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (OIL), spoke about the special healthcare needs of elderly persons and the practices prevalent in this respect.
Speaking on the occasion, Gokul Kumar Sarma, a former official of the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner�s office, highlighted the need to keep the mental health of elderly persons in good shape.
Dr Dinabandhu Das, a former official of the World Bank, laid stress on the need of spiritual discourses to keep the elderly persons happy and in positive mood.
Madan Chandra Mahanta, a social worker, spoke on the contributions made by Dr Manik Chandra Dutta for the wellbeing of the needy people.
Earlier, secretary of the Memorial Society Bhrigu Kumar Dutta underlined the need to sensitise the young generation to stand by the elderly in these days of growing neglect to them. The inmates of the old age home were presented with gift packs of clothes.