Bhushan Steel launches Primary Health Care Unit for periphery villagers


Dhenkanal: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Bhushan Steel on Wednesday dedicated a Mobile Primary Health Care Unit for the periphery villagers of its plant located at Kantabania in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.

Rajeev Singhal, Managing Director, Bhushan Steel flagged off the Primary Health Care Unit.

Present on the occasion included Dharmananda Senapati, Zila Parisada Member, Hindol, Pankaj Pradhan, Sarpanch, Kusupanga Panchayat, Debashree Behera, Sarpanch, Sibapur, Ujjal Chakraborti, outgoing Chief Operating Officer, Bhushan Steel, Manikanta Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, Bhushan Steel, and other officials of the company, and villagers from the periphery.

Singhal said this unit will visit the periphery villages as per the prescribed schedule to provide health care at doorsteps of the villagers and create awareness on preventive measures for various diseases.

This is one of the many CSR interventions Bhushan Steel is planning for partnering inclusive growth of the region, he added.

Commending Bhushan Steel for the initiative, Behera said, “We are happy for the launch of this service as many of our villagers, unable to go to the hospital, will get treated in the village itself. We will provide all cooperation to the staff of the mobile primary health care unit.”

The unit has a trained doctor, a nurse and a pharmacist and necessary medicine. This will benefit about twelve thousand villagers from 11 villages including Sibapur, Kusupanga, Asanbani, Itap, Kurunti, Narendrapur of Odapada block, Nuagaon, Sarpa, Raghunathpur of Hindol block of Dhenkanal district and Talbahal and Ganthigaria of Baranpal block of Angul district.

After the takeover of Bhushan Steel, Tata Steel has started work for a Model School at a cost of Rs 5 crore in Hindol block while another school is proposed to be built in Odapada block of Dhenkanal district.