Guwahati(Assam), April 19 : A lipid profile screening camp, covering a group of working journalists, indicates the necessity of immediate medical attentions or one fourth of the participants as their cholesterol and triglycerides levels were found far above the permissible limits.
Among the participants (mostly male), who are members of Guwahati Press Club belonging to the age group of 25 to 65 years, 40% have however showed satisfactory outcomes as they were reportedly maintaining good health.
Assam’s popular healthcare institution Dispur Hospital conducted the free screening camp, where over 130 scribes participated and out of them 25 % were diagnosed with high triglyceride levels.
A post-test consultation camp was organized on Thursday (19 April), where cardiologist Dr Chandan Mudak was available at press club. Over 70 participants received consultations from him. They also got their weight and blood pressure checked in the camp.
Nurses Pooja Missong & Madhumita Deuri along with health worker Abinash Patowary assisted the attending physician in the health camp, where Dispur Hospital’s public relation officer Manab Kakoti was also present.