GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - The city-based Dr KN Barua Institute of Dermatological Sciences (BIDS) conducted its annual free skin disease check-up camp at the Nandagaon playground in Nalbari district on February 3.
BIDS is organising free skin disease check-up camps mostly among the deprived classes in urban and rural areas of the State providing specialist doctor services as an annual social activity.
Dr KN Barua, Dr Nasiur Rahman, Dr Indrani Dey, Dr Debashree Roy, Dr TN Barua, Dr Hitesh Khatri and Dr Aslam Ali conducted the camp from early morning till dusk. Many senior citizens, like RN Barua from Guwahati, Madhunath Sarma from Nandagaon and Premdeb Sarma from Nalbari, supervised the event throughout the day while the Chitra Narayan Barua helped in organising the camp with local inputs. Over 600 patients were examined and medicines were distributed among them.
A dozen of Mumbai-based Sun Pharmaceutical employees distributed medicines collected from various pharmaceutical companies. Patients came from far-flung areas, besides the nearby villages like Tilana, Arara, Bhadra and Alengidol. Majority of the patients were suffering from psoriasis, dry skin, pigmentation over face and fissured feet. Endemic fungal infections found among the denizens of the urban areas were less prevalent in these rural localities, perhaps due to more use of mustard oil over the body in winters and also due to wearing of slack clothings by the wage earners and the farmers, stated a press release.