Jamshedpur, Jan 20: A health camp on Diarrhea and Malaria was organized by Tata steel today in Bada Lageya village at Khuntpani block of Seraikela-Kharsawan district.
A team of experienced doctors and paramedic staff from Tata Steel Family Initiative Foundation (TFIF) led by Dr. CR Sardar along with Dr. B Manju Lata Khess and Dr. Bhaskar Sardar diagnosed the patients during the day long Health Camp at the Panchayat Bhawan in Bada Lageya village.
Altogether 240 patients comprising 104 male & 136 female underwent treatment and were provided free medicines.
Pathological test mainly blood test was conducted during the camp and 24 blood samples were taken with high incidence of malaria and hemoglobin.
TSFIF also displayed a number of posters to inform and sensitize villagers about different diseases.
During this camp patients with other general diseases such as cold & cough, body ache, weakness, UTI, Anaemia were also provided treatment.
Villagers from more than 15 villages in 3 Panchayat namely Barkela, Pandavir & Badalageya under Khuntpani block attended the camp.
Bada Lageya village in Khuntpani block of Seraikela-Kharsawan district, bordering West Singhbhum district, is yet another impoverished village which is inhabited by people whose health status is as poor as the area’s infrastructural inadequacy.
Recurrence of Diarrhea and Malaria istigated the local MLA, Sri Deepak Birua to seek help from Tata Steel in conducting a Health camp to which the steel major responded instantly.
Bir Singh Sundi, Munda and Hemant Lal Sundi, Manki, village heads of Bada Lageya thanked Tata Steel for organizing the health camp in this remote area where modern facilities of life is yet to reach.
Both Manki & Munda informed that villagers from distant and remote villages like Jojhatu, Anjurbera, Jubidaru, Roro, Tilaisud, Kabragutu have taken help of medical care in this camp which they never had before.
On this occasion Deepak Birua, hon’ble MLA, Chaibasa was present and personally supervised the camp and spoke to the villagers.
Mr Birua thanked Tata Steel for its commitment and humane response in Bada Lageya village. He also expressed hope that the steel major would respond to the need of the people in this hinterland and will organise more such camps in the days ahead.