Neelofar Hussain, MD
Office of the joint director of health services Kamrup
Amingaon, Guwahati, Assam, India
I am an ophthalmologist now working under the joint director of health services Kamrup.
I attend various eye camps and other health programmes in different rural areas of Kamrup.I also attend eye OPD on Fridays in a civil hospital in Amingaon,namely Tolaram Bafna Hospital.
Earlier I was posted in Hengrabari Medical Unit,Guwahati as a Medical and Health Officer1.I had come across females especially from Boro and Muslim communities who seriously need to be health educated.
What I ‘ve observed personally as a health personnel in my nine years of service is that the women folk are yet lagging behind in education and personal hygiene. The main reason being poverty and illiteracy.
I would like to educate the women regarding the importance of self examination of the breasts so that there can be an early diagnosis and successful treatment. I have two more colleagues in my work place who can come forward for the cause.