Monday, 6 July 2020

Guru Purmina observation by VK Medical Centre, Tinsukia

The Vivekananda Kendra Medical Centre, Laipuli, Tinsukia observed Guru Purnima on 5th July 2020. The program was attended by the Karyakartas of VK Medical Centre, VK Arun Jyoti and Principal of VKV, Tinsukia. Total participants were 12. Because of current covid 19 situation, physical distancing was maintained during the program.

The program started with Three Omkar and Guru Stotra and followed by Guru Bhajan. Dr. Debashis Dey Adhikary explained the significance of Guru Purnima and why Vivekananda Kendra worshipped Omkar as our GURU. Sri Surendra Kulkarni read out the latter of Ma. Nivedita Bhide Didi about Guru Purnima. Sri Guru Charan Das, Principal, VKV, Tinsukia enlightened the members about the Guru parampara of Bharat. After the discussion, meditation was done for few minutes and finally the program was concluded with Kendra Prarthana. 

Monday, 2 March 2020

Free Eye Screening Camp in Longding District

Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Arunachal Pradesh conducted a free eye screening camp at Longding district in association with Longding District Administration and VKV Alumni Association, Longding Unit from 27th February to 1st March 2020. The camp was held at CHC, Longding from 27th to 29th February and at VK Vocational Training Centre, Wakka on 1st March. During this four day camp, 227 eye patients from most of the remote villages of Longding district were examined by Dr. Udayan Dixit, a renowned Ophthalmologist from Pune for various eye diseases. More than 125 pairs of spectacles were distributed free of cost. A total 12 patients were diagnosed with cataracts. The rest were treated with eye medicines. A few patients were referred to higher centers.  
     The camp was formally inaugurated by Chesta Yadav, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Longding on 27th February.During her brief speech, she appreciated the initiative of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in the field of rural health services and assured all possible help in future also. The Doctor and his team were felicitated and Dr.Wangnai Wangsu ,MO i/c introduced the team. Dr. Udayan Dixit praised the efforts put in by VKAJ for the camp arrangement and shown his willingness to come again to this remote part of our country to serve the poor and needy.
The camp was very successful as Dr.Dixit bought some special equipment to examine eyes of the patients. It is heartening to know that he purchased a portable auto refractometer for our outreach camps. With the help of this new machine, he could examine more patients per camp with cent percent accuracy.       

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Reaching to the unreached: A True Story

In the month of June 2019, we the Swasthya Seva Team of Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti Arunachal Pradesh was on our monthly visit to Wakka circle of Longding district. Suddenly we got to know that one young boy from Wakka village is seriously ill and his father Sri Onggang Gangsa, a Panchayat Samiti Member and well-wisher of Vivekananda Kendra desperately wanted to meet us to get some guidance from us. We went to his house at Wakka village and he told us that his son Sri Gangsom Gangsa is seriously ill and they bought him to Dibrugarh for treatment. They stayed in Dibrugarh for two weeks and did several tests and Doctors told that he is suffering from gastric ulcer and given him medicines. They went back to Wakka but his condition was deteriorating. The villagers also told us that the boy will not survive as he was sinking every day. We went to see the boy. We had seen that his belly is swollen and he become very thin. With a great difficulty, he told us about his discomforts. We checked all his investigation reports and found that along with gastric ulcer, he was suffering from abdominal tuberculosis also. The Doctors from Dibrugarh might had explained this to them but some miscommunication was there. We took photographs of the boy and his investigation reports and next day met the District Tuberculosis Officer of Tirap, Dr.Jayanti Thingnok. She took the case very seriously and told us to bring the boy immediately to District Hospital, Khonsa. She even instructed Dr. P.R. Rakshit of District Hospital, Khonsa to start immediate treatment as soon as the boy reaches Khonsa. We informed accordingly and next day they arrived at Khonsa and he was admitted in the hospital and treatment started for tuberculosis. Fortunately, he started responding to treatments. After six months of intensified treatment, he completely got cured. On 31st December 2019, he was discharged and returned to Wakka. During his whole course of treatment, we were in regular touch with his father. After his discharge, his father informed us and thanked whole heartedly for the efforts we put in.
On 9th January 2020, we again visited the house of Sri Onggang Gangsa and to our surprise; Sri Gangsom Gangsa came out from their hut to welcome us. We were surprised to see him. Is this the same boy, we met six months earlier? He was so happy to see us and it was an emotional moment for all of us.
We thank everyone, who helped the young boy to get back his healthy self. May he be blessed with a happy and healthy life.