Offering proper access to medical and other essential facilities is yet another aspect of JSPL’s social initiatives.
To make medical facilities available to the common man, JSPL has set up many charitable clinics and hospitals in the Raigarh district. An ICU unit at the general hospital at Raigarh has been set up.
World-class health facilities are provided to the people of Raigarh at the 100-bed multi-specialty O. P. Jindal Hospital & Research Centre. The disciplinary facilities include: medicine, surgery, gynaecology, orthopedics and pediatrics. The hospital has four well-equipped Operation Theatres, a Cardiac ICU, a Burn ICU and a Neo-natal ICU. It plans to launch a comprehensive pathological and other investigation facilities such as X-Ray lab, ECHO colour Doppler, Endoscopy, CT–Scan.
Regular and integrated medical camps with super specialist doctors from eminent hospitals have benefited more than 40,000 people in the district. Women welfare programs are also organized regularly.
Regular village medical camps are organised through mobile medical van services with specialist doctors in Patratu, Angul and Raigarh.
Camps for disabled persons
Special camps are organized for serving and assisting disabled persons of the society. Assistive equipment such as tricycles, wheel-chairs, crutches, hearing aids, etc are distributed in these camps. Persons with cleft lip/palate are identified and referred for surgery at Raipur.
Family Welfare Camps
Population control and family welfare is one of the important aspects of community welfare. JSPL has been organising family planning camps in the region since 1996. This initiative has resulted in bringing couples under family welfare coverage and has ensured better health for the women and also contributed in controlling infant mortality rate in the community.
Cataract and other ophthalmic disorders are very common in the district of Raigarh. Leading surgeons from all over India are invited for conducting cataract and lens implantation surgery. Dr. Aroop Chakravarthy, a leading eye surgeon from Trivandrum conducts eye camps. Surgery is carried out by the PHACO method in which no suturing is required. The surgery costing Rs.10,000 is done free of cost in the camp.
Cataract operations are conducted for patients annually, free of cost. Spectacles & fruits are distributed to all patients after the operation.
Pulse polio vaccination and HIV/AIDS detection camps
Pulse polio vaccination and HIV/AIDS detection camps are organized from time to time in Raigarh, Patratu and Angul. Blood samples of all workmen are examined. Suspected cases have been referred to agencies for counseling and further treatment.
Health and Hygiene
All employees in the areas of Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha undergo periodic medical examination and regular physical fitness programmes are organized for them. Yoga classes are held for all employees and their family members.
Clean Drinking Water
Villages in the Raigarh district are very prone to water-borne diseases. Safe potable water is scarce and in many areas humans and cattle share the same source of water. JSPL took the initiative and installed water and hand pumps in the adopted villages. Till now, 45 pumps have been installed in the area.
For the supply of clean drinking water, non-functional hand-pumps have been repaired in all villages of the operational area and follow-up is done regularly by CSR team members.