GNRC media fellowship announced

NJ Thakuria

Guwahati: Assam’s pioneer healthcare institute, GNRC hospitals has
announced another round of medical journalism fellowships to working
journalists starting from the first week of February 2018. Nine
scribes representing the print/electronic media will be selected for
the media fellowship programme, run in association with Guwahati Press
Club.
The fellows, who will be paid a lump sum remuneration of rupees 10,000
(ten thousand rupees only) each, are expected to attend regular
interactive sessions with the physicians at three campuses of GNRC
hospitals and report about their experiences in their respective media
outlets.
“As we expect the media to play an important role in the field of
healthcare, it becomes essential for the journalists to understand
different issues relating to medical care and infrastructures in our
region. The outputs of the enlightened journalists are expected to
help the policy makers in formulating schemes for the development of
healthcare exercise,” said Dr NC Borah, chairman cum managing director
of GNRC hospitals.
Interested media persons (preference will be given to press club
members) may send their applications to the office of Guwahati Press
Club, Ambari, Guwahati-781001 by 25 January next. The application
should include a very brief profile of the journalist and few lines
(within 500 words) describing why s(h)e is interested to join the
fellowship programme.

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