From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, February 4: Debsons Nursing Home, founded by eminent physician Dr Amarendra rayan Deb, while synchronizing with the day–long celebration of the 12th foundation day of the nursing home on February 2, took the responsibility of offering lifelong medical care and treatment of an eminent and senior social activist of the district every year free of cost. The first person to be chosen for this initiative is litterateur, composer, teacher of reputation and former vice–president of Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX), Idrish Ali.
Former president of Darrang Zila Xahitya Xabha (DZXX), Dr Deb announced to shoulder the responsibility of lifelong medical care and treatment of former Idrish Ali on the day when the annual session of AXX was going on at Kaliabor in gaon district.
Taking part in the function as the chief guest Darrang Additiol Deputy Commissioner Dr. Bijoya Chowdhury, on behalf of the nursing home authority handed over the declaration letter to Idrish Ali. Dr. Chowdhury in her speech described the initiative of the nursing home authority as a rare one which would encourage not only the neglected senior social workers but also send a positive message to the society.
Retired Head of the Chief Medical Service of Oil & tural Gas Commission (ONGC) Dr. Debajit Dutta, took part in function as the guest of honour and recalled his close association with Dr. Deb in Assam Medical College from 1962 to 1968. Appreciating the spirit of Dr. Deb for offering a unique welfare scheme to senior social workers, he said that the motto of the medical profession should be preventive, qualitative and educative.
A well–known and popular medical practitioner of the district, Dr Jay Kanta Saharia, who retired as the Joint Director of Health Services (JDHS), also appreciated the initiative of the nursing home authority.
On the other hand, acknowledging the unique offer initiated for the first time, Idrish Ali who recently lost his wife became emotiol and said that he had got encouragement and inspiration to concentrate more in his literary works and music.
In the well–attended function at the meeting hall of the nursing home, child artistes Ipsita Saharia, Khajansi Shivom and popular singer Imul Hoque enthralled the audience with their melodious music and dance while the staff nurse sang a chorus. Dr Deb in the function felicitated his teacher Dineswar Saharia with a phulam bihuwan.