ULFA Acting Chairman Dr Abhijit Asom alias Dr Abhijit Bormon slammed State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma for ongoing folic acid issue over the state. In a press release sent to Times of Assam, Dr Abhijit Asom has urged Himanta Biswa Sharma to disclose with what medical test folic acid was provided to female Assamese student.
Reflecting his medical expertise, Dr Abhijit Asom also said, ‘It should be known to all that iron overload is very dangerous for health. It is very surprising to advise folic acid tablet without testing one’s existing iron in his body. The Serum Ferritin should be calculated and advise folic acid if necessary before causing physical disability with iron substance in a body. More to that, it is a crime to not to advise stopping the medicine at times.’
“It can’t be trusted as Himanta Biswa Sharma claimed that taking the tablets on an empty stomach is the lone reason of the illness of several female students. People should take the issue deeply as Himanta Biswa Sharma is trying to liquefy the issue of several hundred student’s illness after taking the tablet.” Dr Abhijit Asom also added.
Mentionable that, several hundreds of Assamese female students have been suffering from serious illness after consumption of folic acid tablet provided by National Rural Health Mission(NRHM) at the schools.