Ganjam, January 22, 2019: Tata Steel in association with its CSR wing, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) Gopalpur unit organized one-day free Mega Health Camp along with awareness campaign on Good Health at Kainchapur village under Ganjam block on January 22, 2019. The objective of the camp was to provide specialized health care services to the community and create awareness about good health. Mr. Jyotisankar Ray, BDO Ganjam and Mr G. Santosh Reddy, Sarapanch, Kainchapur Gram Panchayat inaugurated the Health Camp and appreciated Tata Steel for the health care facilities being provided to the rural community.
More than 500 patients from villages of Jharapadar, Puintala, Sana Kainchapur, Mali Jagannathpur, Bada Kainchapur and Jhadakuda benefitted from the day long Health Camp. Free medicines were provided along with consultation by specialist doctors from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and MEDICA Hospital. Doctors across disciplines like Dr. Jogendra Patra, Medicine, Dr. Santi Priya Murmu, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rina Mehera, Pediatric, Dr. N C Mahanta, Medical Officer of MEDICA Hospital attended to the patients. Apart from free health check-up and medicines, 109 people under went eye check up by Miss Bhagyalata Gauda, Chief Vison Care Technician of Sankar Eye Hospital among which 21 patients were detected for cataract operation and will be operated soon at Sankara Eye Hospital, Samarjhola through financial assistance offered by Tata Steel Rural Development Society. The pathological tests were also conducted for 78 diabetic patients.
Officers of Tata Steel Rural Development Society and Mr Nalinikant Raut of Sankar Eye Hospital present on the occasion were instrumental in smoothly conducting the health camp. TSRDS has been conducting Mega Health Camps every year in this region along with weekly mobile medical unit facilities with free medication to the 39 peripheral villages of plant area. TSRDS conducted 4 Mega Health Camps at Luhajhar, Damodarpalli, Subaliya and Kainchapur Gram Panchayats in this financial year 2018-19. More than 2200 patients have benefitted from these health camps.