The Dibrugarh University Health Centre was first established in 1971 with a full-time Pharmacist and visiting Physicians of the Assam Medical College and Hospital. A full-time Medical Officer was appointed after 2 years in 1973. A regular compounder was provided in 1979 and a Medical Attendant cum Peon was employed in 1982. At present there are 16 staff members at the Health Centre. In 1982 the Health Centre was shifted from a temporary building near the Old main entrance of the University to an Assam type building in front of the Girls’ Hostel. The need for a better equipped Health Centre led to the construction of a two storied building in April 2008 and by March 2009 the Health Centre was shifted to this new building with 10 beds, a Minor Operation Theater with attached sterilizing room and a Laboratory.
The Health Centre is currently functioning on an out Patient basis. It remains open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all days of the week except Sundays and other official holidays. Beyond these hours, any emergency is attended by the Resident Medical Officer with the assistance of a Staff Nurse and a Pharmacist who reside in quarters near the Health Centre building.
The Health Centre provides 24 hours free Ambulance services on all days and 2 Ambulances ply round the clock for this purpose.
Medicines are also provided to the University community free of cost and these are purchased by utilizing funds from the Annual Budget of the Health Centre.
The Laboratory services provided are:
1. Routine Examinations of Blood, Urine and Stool.
2. Malarial Parasite Detection.
3. Blood Group.
4. Biochemical tests like:
- Blood Glucose
- Blood Urea
- Serum Uric Acid
- Lipid Profile
Community services are undertaken from time to time by holding variour camps in association with other departments as social service groups etc.
Health Awareness Camp
A Health Awareness Camp mother and new born health was held this year in August 2014 at the Associate Village of the University i.e., Puhari Khania, Dibruagrh. A free Hemoglobin Estimation and distribution of Iron-Folic Acid tablets was carried out amongst them. A Booklet in Assamese was also distributed amongst the persons attending the Camp. The booklet was published by Dibrugarh University Administration.
Annual Health Check-up
Another worthwhile step undertaken this year was the launching of the Annual Health Check-up Programme for the teaching and non-teaching staff of the University from June 2014, by utilizing funds for employees welfare of the UGC XII Plan- an initiative of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Dr. A. K. Buragohain, which was a great success.
List of Staff of health centre, Dibrugarh University with designation
|1||Dr. Rashmi Phukan||Sr. Lady Medical Officer & i/c|
|2||Dr. Anil Kalita||Sr. Resident Medical Officer|
|3||Ms. Mamoni Dowerah Gogoi||Staff nurse|
|4||Ms. Bharati Gogoi||Staff nurse|
|5||Sri babul Shyam||Pharmacist|
|6||Ms. Nabanita Handique Gogoi||Laboratory Technician|
|7||Sri. Jagot Ch. Bora||Dresser|
|8||Sri. Satya Pratim Sarmah||Dresser|
|9||Sri. Mintu Gogoi||Medical Attendance cum Peon|
|10||Sri. Aboni Sarmah||Ambulance Driver|
|11||Sri. Manuram Das||Ambulance Driver|
|12||Sri. Jayanta Gogoi||Ambulance Driver|
|13||Sri. Keshob Gogoi||Ambulance Driver|
|14||Sri. Prashanta Chetia||Ambulance Driver|
|15||Sri. Jugen Googoi||Mali|
|16||Sri. Biki Balmiki||Sweeper|