Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sukinda, May 26:
After reports of malaria spreading its tentacles at several places in Nagada in mineral-rich Jajpur district of Odisha, a team of health officials today visited the affected area.
A team of doctors under the aegis of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), the CSR wing of Tata Steel, organised a health camp at the village of Tala Nagada under Chingudipal Panchayat in Sukinda block of the district.
As many as 85 patients including 56 children attended the camp for health check-ups and received treatment as well as medicines free of cost. The patients had come from areas like Upper Nagada, Majhi Nagada, Ekul, and some villages under Chingudipal Panchayat. TSRDS doctors Dr Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Public Health, Dr Ashis Mohapatra, MD, Public Health, T K Dangua, Lab Technician and their team attended to the patients.
One of the children was referred to Sukinda Community Health Centre (Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre) and another one to the Tata Steel Hospital in Sukinda Chromite Mine for further treatment. Along with treatment and distribution of medicines, special awareness drive was also launched on malaria and malnutrition.
Nilendra Pradhan, Sarapanch of Chingudipal Panchayat inaugurated the health camp in the presence of local villagers and TSRDS unit head Ravindra Kumar and others.
Worth mentioning, Nagada came into the limelight last year where several children died due to malnutrition.