From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, April 26: Eminent medical practitioner Dr. Dwijendra th Saharia, known as ‘people’s doctor’ for his dedicated service towards all sections of the society, is no more. Dr. Saharia took his retirement as Joint Director of Health Services in Darrang in 2009. He breathed his last at raya Hridayalaya at Amingaon on Monday following prolonged ailment. He was 69.
Son of reputed English teacher Sisir Kumar Saharia of Ghorabandha of Sipajhar, Dr. Saharia completed his graduation in Medical Science from Gauhati Medical College at Pan Bazar in Guwahati and started his service as the Medical and Health Officer at Sialmari Dispensary and rendered his service in places like Kokrajhar, Burhi gar, Mazbat and Jorhat where the common people still appreciate his yeoman’s service. He also served in Sipajhar PHC as Sub Divisiol Medical and Health Officer (SDMO) for quite a long period and contributed a lot towards the uplift of the PHC. During his tenure as the Joint Director of Health Services in Darrang, he took initiative for setting up of the Urban Health Centre under tiol Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at Santipur in Mangaldai town and after his retirement he continued his sincere service as the Medical Officer in the Urban Health Centre for a period of eight years and was exceptiolly regular in his duty. Besides his reputation of ‘People’s Doctor’, he was an excellent chess player. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and a daughter. The funeral will be performed on Wednesday at Sipajhar after arrival of his daughter who stays in the United States.
Various organizations, including Mangaldai Media Circle, employees of Urban Health Centre at Mangaldai, Sipajhar Diamond Club, Darrangi Kala Kristi Unyan Sangha, Sipajhar Xahitya Xabha and Sipajhar legislator Binda Kumar Saikia expressed deep shock at his demise and termed his death as a great loss to the society.