Angul,06/12/18:A Sputum Testing Center, under Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP), has been inaugurated at the Occupational Health Center (OHC) of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) situated at Jindal Nagar Township. Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, CDMO-Angul, graced the inauguration ceremony as Chief-Guest and dedicated the center for the wellbeing of the people in presence of Mr. Ravi Kant Somani, EVP & Group Head (OHS); Brig. K.K. Chopra, VSM (Retd.), Head Administration; Mr. Alok Malhotra, Head-HR & ES; Dr.K.P. Behera, Head-Medical Services-JSPL; Mr. B. P. Singh, GM-Safety & TPM; Dr. Manas Ranjan Biswal, District Tuberculosis Officer along with other staff members of OHC.
Attending the function, Dr. Trilochan Pradhan said “This is first of its kind initiative in Angul as District Health Administration (DHA) joins hand with a private organization to fight Tuberculosis. This center has been equipped with all the necessary chemicals and materials supported by DHA. Patients can avail free treatment and medicines as per the rider of RNTCP”.
On receiving such kind of unique support from the DHA, the Executive Director (I/c) and Location Head of JSPL’s Angul unit Mr. AtulMisra expressed his gratitude and said “This center will run under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode and will be definitely helpful for the people of this vicinity in detecting and treating Tuberculosis at an early stage”.
JSPL has initiated several programmes for improving healthcare and quality of life of people in the villages around its plant in Angul. The Company has been running several programmes like Kishori Express in coordination with the District Administration.
Angul,02/12/18:JSPL Foundation - The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL), observed the World AIDS Day with multiple awareness programmes in and around the JSPL plant. The awareness drive started with tagging of the Red Ribbon to Angul Location Head and Executive Director (i/c) of JSPL Mr. Atul Misra and Executive Director-Maintenance Mr. Suresh Kumar.
On this occasion Mr. Ravi Kant Somani, EVP & Group Head (OHS) attended the district level program as Guest-of-Honour. The programme was organized by District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU), NHM and District Administration Angul. Mr. Tapan Kumar Satapathy, ADM-Angul flagged-off an awareness rally in presence of Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, Chief District Medical Officer and other dignitaries. Hundreds of school and college students, NGOs and volunteers participated in the rally that was followed by a Public meeting to raise awareness about the issue and social stigma pertaining to HIV/AIDS and its consequences.
JSPL Foundation in association with OSACS, DAPCU and Utkal Sevak Samaj (The Targeted Intervention Agency for HIV/AIDS appointed by OSACS) also organized an awareness camp Angul Jail, where 400 Jail inmates were sensitised. Similarly, these organisations will conduct a week long awareness drive to spread the message about prevention of HIV/AIDS in its periphery villages, covering general public, transporters and workers of the plant.
As a responsible corporate, JSPL has been undertaking various activities in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS in collaboration and support of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS) and DAPCU.
Report by:Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabrta
ROUREKLA,02/12/18: Doctors of Ispat General Hospital(IGH) the biggest hospital of Rourkela run by RSP successfully saved life of a young boy, Pratyush Maharana (11), Son of Bidhan Cahndra Maharana of Rajgangpur who had met an accident on Kartika Purnima. An unknown vehicle hit him while he was riding a cycle coming home. He was badly injured and immediately taken to a nearby hospital but finding his condition critical he was referred to IGH. Immediately doctors on duty attended the patient, by that time the patient was unconscious, he was immediately shifted to ICU and kept in ventilator. On diagnosis they found he had a fractured bone in the right arm and injury on both sides of the lings with blood inside the thoriac cavity. A team of doctors comprised of Dr. N P Sahoo, Joint Director (Anesthesia), Dr.(Mrs.) Raj Laxmi Panda, Sr. Dy. Director (Anesthesia), Dr. R B Pattnaik, Sr. Dy. Director (Medicine), Dr. J P Sahoo, Specialist (Neuro Surgery) and nurses of ICU assisted to take care of the patient and intercostals drainage was provided on both sides to recover. Patient has regained his consciousness after 48 hours and was off the ventilation on 5th day of his admission to the hospital. This young boy is now stable and will be shifted to general ward soon. Then the surgery of the fractured bones will be carried out. Quick action ton save the patient by the doctors of IGH is praiseworthy which saved the precious life of a young boy.
JAJPUR,02/12/18: As many as 313 persons on Saturday donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Jakhapura police station here in Jajpur district.
Superintendent of Police Charan Singh Meena, who inaugurated the camp and appreciated the efforts for holding the camp and exhorted police personnel to participate in such exercises in more numbers.
Addressing to the huge public and police officers Jakhapura IIC Umakanta muduli said the local police has earned goodwill of the people for its philanthropic works, including blood donation camps, and commitment to develop the police-public relations to new heights.
Many eminent persons, including ADM Kalinganagar Santosh Kumar Mishara,Aditinoal SP Kalinganagar Raj Kiishor Dora , attended the camp.
Berhampur,24/11/18:City based Endocrinologist and Diabetes Superspecialist from Diabetes &Endocare Clinic, Dr Sunil Kumar Kota was felicitated with prestigious “Young InvestigatorAward” at 46th annual conference of RSSDI (Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India) being held at Ahmedabad from 22nd-25th November 2018. This award is in recognition of his contribution to the field of diabetology in form of 47 peer reviewed research publications and authorship in 10 chapters on various aspects of Diabetes.Dr Sunil Kota is the first doctor from Odisha to receive the award.
RSSDI is a conglomeration of doctors involved in care of diabetic patients. It comprises of Endocrinologists, physicians & diabetologists with more than 7300 doctors across India as life members to its credit and it is affiliated to IDF (International Diabetes Federation). Currently this is the largest diabetes research body in Asia. Dr Sunil Kota presented his research work infront of a sprawling audience of 5000 participants across India and some of SAARC countries.About 350 doctors from Odisha attended the conference. He was later on felicitated by Dr P V Rao, RSSDI president; Dr Brij Mohan Makkar, RSSDI secretary; Dr Banshi Saboo, Organizing Chairman and Dr Rajeev Chawla, Chairperson Scientific councilwith certificate of appreciation and a gold medal. Ex President of IDF, Dr Shaukat Shadikot, lauded Dr Sunil’s work from divergent fields of diabetes in Indian patientsand extended his personal invitation to attend IDF annual conference ie World Diabetes Conference to be held at Busan, South Korea in December 2019 to present hisIndian research work in front of an international audience.
Cuttack,19/11/18:A large number of people in all 157 villages of 33 Gram Panchayat of Narasingpurblock in Cuttack district are continuously suffering from Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD). The patients are also continuously dying because of lack of proper treatment.The government of Odisha has closed its eyes from this epidemic like situation. On 17t – 18th November, 2017 a seven-members’team of Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan, Odisha visited 8 villages of 5 Gram Panchayat of Narasinghpur block. The team members met nearly 80 CKD patients as well as family members of 20 people who died due to CKD. The patients were describing its symptoms like swelling of face, leg and hands; feeling of nausea and vomiting etc. Most of them are going to various private clinics and government hospitals of Cuttack, 120km far from the area. There are many patients who are unable to take medicines prescribed by the physicians because of poverty. Even though they have started treatment but due to such reason their health situation is deteriorating. They need in average Rs 3000 – 4000 pm for medical treatment.
In an average every three people in one hundred populations is suffering from CKD in Narasingpur. The team got to know from the medical staffs that in last three years 1324 patients have been listed for treatment and out of them 483 people already died of CKD. The local hospital is only providing iron and calcium tabs to all CKD patients. So, most of the patients are running to Cuttack just to save their life. Thenumber private medical agents and private drinking water providers have mushroomed to make profit from plight of people. The GASS will publish a detailed report on this issue in near future.
It is a pity that the government has not yet taken any concrete steps to bring a break to this epidemic like situation. It is unbelievable the government has not done any study to find its reason. Here, the ‘Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan’, Odisha demands that;
- a) the state government should constitute a team of doctors and public health experts and should come with a detailed study report to find its reason.
- b) Government should provide good health care to all patients.
Siddheswar,(Ganjam),17/11/18: Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) Gopalpur, organized an eye cure camp at Siddheswar Grampanchyat office of Digapahandi block in collaboration with Sankara Eye Hospital, Samarjhola on November 13, 2018. Smt. Anita Kumari swain, Sarapanch, and Mr. Gadadhar Jena, ex-Sarapanch of Siddheswar panchayat inaugurated the eye cure camp. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Sahu, Chief Vision Care Technician of Sankara Eye Hospital examined the patients who attended the camp.
112 eye patients from Siddheswar, Ganeswarpur, Gopalpur, Bhaliaguda, Adikandapur and Dhepagudda villages of Digapahandi block attended the eye camp and availed the services provided. Eye glasses were given to 26 eye patients and medicines were given to 36 eye patients free of cost. 25 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, Gopalpur.
Mr Nalini Kanta Rauta and the team of Sankara Eye Hospital participated in this camp for the eye check-up of the patients. Mr. Rajib Bisoyi and team of PAL Charity volunteered in the eye camp. Officers of Tata Steel Rural Development Society present on the occasion were instrumental in smoothly conducting the health camp.
DIABETES AWARENESS RALLY BY DIABETES & ENDOCARE CLINIC IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROLAND INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES.Thursday, 15 November 2018 06:35 Written by odishabarta
Berhampur,14/11/18:On the occasion of National Pharmacy Week and World Diabetes Day, celebrated globally on 14th Nov, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur lead by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist& Diabetes Super specialist in association with Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur has organized aDiabetes awareness rally at Berhampur. Around 200 participants registered for the event, where Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik, Hon’ble MLA, Berhampur cum Chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was the chief guest with; Vijay Amruta Kulange, Collector, Ganjam; Pinak Mishra, SP, Berhampur; Subash Maharana, Chairman,BDA and Diganta Routray, Sub Collector Berhampur as the guests of honour.
Dr Chyaupatnaik highlighted the importance of regular exercise and proper lifestyle in maintaining healthy life both in diabetics and non diabetics. Sri Vijay A Kulange asked everyone to invoke the child in themselves and stressed upon diet control and a regulated life style. Pinak Mishra and Diganta Routray emphasized regular testing and specialist consultation to avoid any untoward situation arising out of Diabetes. Dr B V V Ravi Kumar, Principal, Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences stressed upon the theme of this year’s National Pharmacy week “Know you medicines; Ask your pharmacist” and called upon budding pharmacists and the people at large to always be vigilant on self medication and unnecessary therapy.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Kota underscored the theme of the event ie “Diabetes & Family”. Family support and cooperation is absolutely necessary to tide over diabetes & its complications. It can be in from of moral support, encouragement, active participation in healthy lifestyle and regular exercise programs. Especially in elderly, it is additionally important in form of help them tackling their comorbidities, assisting them with regular medicine intake and specialist consultation, Apart from that, a person having diabetes should be a source of information regarding diabetes to all the members of family like its symptoms, complications, lifestyle changes and screening procedures. Dr Kota highlighted that 1 informed person should be a source to many.
An awareness video on Diabetes by Dr Sunil Kota was presented to the guests and was dedicated to the society. The awareness video was distributed amongst participants by social media. SriSubash Maharana later on thanked Dr Sunil for his tremendous efforts to build up awareness among the people from various places of Ganjam. Dr Kota further thanked the guests and others for their active participation. Subsequently guests flagged off the walk, where people participated with a uniform dress code conveying the theme and carried placards carrying the message of healthy living in diabetes. The rally started from MKCG Medical College, Main Gate and proceededthrough the town to end at Old bus stand.Around 2500 diabetes educational pamphlets were distributed amongst the passing by people during the rally.
Amongst others Dr Niranjan Patro, Dr Bimalendu Choudhury, and students of Roland institute of Pharmaceutical sciences, Dr E Padmanabha Rao, Ex President IMA Berhampur, Members of Lions cluband volunteers from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic too graced the occasion.