Arup Kumar Saikia
District Project Officer, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES)
Dibrugarh, Assam, India
I did my M. Tech in Applied Geology from Dibrugarh University and joined as a development worker in an organization-Rural Volunteers Centre (RVC) located at Akajan village in Dhemaji district of Assam. After my 10 years’ experience there (in different aspects of organizational development and management, sectoral project planning and management in disaster risk reduction and emergency humanitarian response etc.), I joined as a District Project Officer for the C-NES Dibrugarh boat clinic Unit and still I am working.
In my family, I live with my 85 year old mother, my wife Deepa, my son-Ankandeep and daughter-Trishika.
My hobbies used to be studying historical books, gossiping with friends and children, playing cards.
As a health service provider unit to the people living in the isolated and remotest part of the district in the dispersed river islands, our unit has a great responsibility to identify critical patients as soon as to the higher health institutes for better and proper treatment, similarly we percolate information, knowledge to the people to enhance their capacity for preventive health, so the initiative of BCH is very much relevant to our context, if the patients could be detected at an earlier stage, it will definitely be a great help & contribution to the deprived communities.
Region: India, Assam, Dibrugarh (District)