A remote village here and inmates of an old age home were in for a pleasant surprise recently when scientists of CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology including its director G Narahari Sastry, director, CSIR-North East Institute of Science descended at the village to distribute herbal anti-arthritis cream developed by the institute, free of cost.
Ilika Zhimo, scientist at CSIR-NEIST said that the ointment was give to people of Pokimuri Habi Gaon who were economically very poor at a function held at Anupam Bhuyan ME School located there.
“Herbal anti-arthritis is a unique product developed by the CSIR-NEIST for arthritic pain which has already received lots of appreciation from people across the country.
“G Narahari Sastry along with a team of scientists and technical officers from the institute visited Anupam Bhuyan ME School situated at Pokimuri Habi Gaon near Gate No. 4 to distribute the herbal anti-arthritis ointment and the team witnessed a huge gathering in the school,” Zhimo said.
The director said that the products developed by CSIR-NEIST were for the benefit of the people and often affordability was an issue for the poor while buying health care products.
Mantu Bhuyan, scientist of the institute explained the procedure of using the ointment.
Jatin Kalita, another scientist of CSIR-NEIST addressed the gathering and briefed them on the activities of the institute initiated for the people.
Later, the team visited Amaravati Age Old Home situated in Potia Gaon, Jorhat.
The director, CSIR-NEIST interacted with the inhabitants of the old age home and distributed herbal Anti-Arthritis to them as well as villagers and well-wishers.
Sastry highlighted the Indian heritage of traditional medicine including some of the indigenous systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.