From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, Jan 29: “Palliative treatment is not just confined to the health sector. Joint effort between the patient’s family and the NGOs is of crucial importance for the complete recovery of the patient,” said the Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Alak Kumar Buragohain, while iugurating the Palliative Care Unit at a meeting held at the Srimanta Shankardev Auditorium of Dibrugarh Kanoi College on Sunday.
Buragohain, however, added that such discussions and semirs revolving around modern ways of treating cancer were not taking place in Assam at a desired rate.
In the meeting organized by Milan Jyoti Sangha in association with 20 organizations, including Irab Kirab, All Dibrugarh Students’ Union, District Jourlist Union and Dibrugarh Medical Representative Union, three persolities of three different regions who have made selfless contributions in the fight against cancer were honoured. They were the pioneers of palliative treatment in Assam, Dr Dinesh Chandra Goswami, Guwahati; representative of the Deepshikha Foundation, Debashish Sharma, Mumbai and researcher of cancer treatment, Dr. Gayatri Gogoi, Dibrugarh.
The awards were given in memory of noted litterateur and educatiolist, Prahlad Kumar Baruah; freedom fighter and social worker, Ashwini Charan Chaudhary and highly credible physician Dr Heramba Kumar Bharali. The meeting was presided over by the former president of Axam Xahitya Xabha, famed litterateur and professor, Dr gen Saikia. Senior jourlist Prashanta Rajguru was the chief guest at the event that was anchored by the secretary of Milan Jyoti Sangha, Amia Hazarika.