In tune with its objective of improving the health conditions of local communities around its project site, Project Gopalpur provides a wide spectrum of basic and specialized health services to the community. These include mobile medical units (MMU), basic health services, malaria control drives and cataract operation camps, mega health camps, etc. In addition to curative measures (MMU), Project- RISHTA (Regional Initiative Sexual Health for Today’s Adolescent) is implemented as a preventive and promotive health care interventions.
Mobile Medical Units (MMU)
In a constant effort to raise awareness on Preventive health care and treatment of common ailments, 5 Mobile Medical Units are being operated catering to people of more than 35peripheral villages providing doorstep consultation by doctors along with free medicines. In the last 2 years, 85 000 people have been benefitted by the initiative.
Mega Health Camps
Regular free mega Health Camps are being organized by TSRDS in association with District Health Department of Ganjam catering to residents of peripheral villages. In such health camps, people avail free health services by specialist doctors from Medicine, Obstetrics &Gynaecology, Paediatric, Orthopaedic and Skin & VD disciplines apart from related diagnostic and medicine support. This has helped to get a disease profile of the entire area and develop preventive healthcare interventions.
Regional Initiative Sexual Health for Today's Adolescents (RISHTA) project is being successfully implemented in 6 panchayats under Rangeilunda and Chattrapur blocks.
4 Youth Research Centers (YRC) has been started catering to 2638 adolescent girls & boys by 60 ‘Peer Educators’. The objective of these resource centres is to generate awareness among the adolescent groups about sexual and reproductive health.
To commemorate, promote and mobilize common mass for action against social evils, diseases and other issues, specific awareness campaigns are being organized regularly and special events are organized regularly. Such events are followed by competitions like quiz, drawing, etc and an interactive session aiming at increasing the awareness level of the participants as we firmly believe that with proper knowledge and information, we can fight and eradicate all social evils.
500 Bed Hospital
Tata Steel is setting up a 500 bed hospital project at Sitallapalli,about 5 Km from the project site. For setting up this hospital, the Company has joined hands with ‘Medica Hospitals’, a Kolkata based healthcare specialist having expertise in implementing quality healthcare management systems in 100 hospitals spanning across 22 states in India and 6 countries including Yemen, Myanmar and South Africa. This hospital will have facilities in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ENT, Pathology with ultra-modern ICU, Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities. The hospital will begin with 200 beds and will gradually be scaled up to 500 beds.
Sankara Eye Hospital
On April 29, 2015, Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for a 100 bed Tata Steel funded Super Specialty Eye Care Hospital at Samarjhola village under Hinjilicut block of Ganjam district. The hospital is built over 4.5 acres of land, which is to be operated by Sankara Eye Hospital of Tamil Nadu, will offer modern eye care services to the people of Ganjam and nearby districts. The Hospital was inaugurated by Hon'ble CM of Odisha in the presence of Mr. T. V. Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India & SEA on June 11, 2016.