Guwahati: Massive turnout at GMCH for second Cerebral Palsy camp


GUWAHATI: People in hundreds gathered at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) premises at the second Cerebral Palsy camp that has been organized for the kids suffering from the critical ailment.

In the camp, kids suffering from Cerebral Palsy will get free treatment from the Assam Government. The health minister announced free treatment of these children in satellite news channel News Live’s program ‘Asha Navjeevan Prayas’.

Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma Tweeted, “Hundreds of people at GMCH since morning for the 2nd cerebral palsy camp for their kids as part of our commitment to address medical & financial needs of such families. This camp is a result of our outreach program for children with critical ailments at @NewsLiveGhy.”

It is to be mentioned that the first camp was organized on January 12. People from different parts of Assam have arrived at GMCH in Guwahati.

District-wise counters have been set-up where people can register for the treatment. The patients who have arrived at the camp will be screened and their treatment process will start from today itself. On the other hand, patients whose parents or guardians have come can register the names of their wards in the registration counter.

“We will register the ones whose guardians have come and those who have come with the patients will be screened in the screening center. We will make a master datasheet and later decide who can be treated here and a few may be taken outside for further treatment. We will start the preliminary treatment from today itself. It seems over 1500 registrations will be done today,” said GMCH superintendent Dr. Abhijit Sarma.

“We came from Lakhimpur. Our son is suffering from this disease. He cannot walk, cannot eat,” said a patient’s guardian.

“His treatment was going on in Dibrugarh. But as minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said and explained about the illness, we came here for further treatment. We thank him for taking such a noble initiative,” said a patient’s mother.