Event: Health Camp
Venue: Gaon Panchayat Office, Sokolanipothar, 47 no. Dakhin Porbotia Gaon Panchayat
Time: 9.30 am – 12.20 pm
Organizers: School of Social Science (SSS), School of Pharmacy (SoP) & School of Health Science (SHS), The Assam Kaziranga University
Coordinating Partner: District TB Cell, Jorhat
A largescale health camp was organized for the eight revenue villages under 47 no. Dakhin Porbotia Gaon Panchayat under the collaborative effort of School of Social Science (SSS), School of Pharmacy (SoP) and School of Health Science (SHS) of The Assam Kaziranga University with the support of Dr PK Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Assam Kaziranga University and Ms Rainy Khetan, Director, Assam Kaziranga University. Officials from the District Tuberculosis (TB) Cell, Jorhat were in attendance of the said program to further the purpose of Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan to end TB by 2025. The camp is a brainchild of and spearheaded by the Deans of the above-mentioned schools namely, Dr Rakesh Rai, Dean of SSS, Dr Rajesh Jesudesan, Dean of SoP and Dr Gitumoni Konwar, Dean of SHS. Medical assistance for the camp was provided by Dr Uttam Gowala, MBBS and a student of School of Pharmacy (SoP) aided by its students and supervised by Ms Alih Wangcha, Assistant Professor, SoP and Ms Pooja Gogoi, Lab Technician, SoP. Mobilization and community organizing through pamphlets and door to door visit was carried out by the students of SSS supervised by Dr Golak Bihari Patra, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, SSS and Ms Anangsha Rajguru, Assistant Professor, SSS. Management of the patients and recording of ailments was handled by the students of SHS under the supervision of Ms Gazala Parveen, Assistant Professor, SHS. The health camp was implemented through the support of local stakeholders especially the GP president, Smt Indira Das.
Following were the major components of the camp:
The camp witnessed large attendance with a gathering of around 100 patients, about 20 office holders from the Panchayat, 50 students and 10 faculty members and Deans from the Assam Kaziranga University. The event was in line with India’s attempts to achieve SDG goal #3 to ensure good health and well-being across all sections of the population. It was a highly successful event leaving scope for future collaborations and initiative.