Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Kalinganagar (Jajpur), Sept 4:
Concerned over the outbreak of dengue in and around Kalinganagar area in Odisha’s Jajpur district, Tata Steel has joined hands with the district administration, various government bodies and health officials to control the menace.
A meeting held at the plant site with senior district officials including the sub collector, director, joint director and deputy director of Health department and chief district medical officer (CDMO) revealed that the number of cases is on a decline and the situation is now under control.
The officials recommended areas and processes to further intensify ongoing efforts of Tata Steel against dengue.
A task force comprising experts from the company’s urban services team in Jamshedpur, along with the medical team of Occupational Health Services, Aakar – a local NGO – and members of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) with modern equipment, have taken various proactive measures to check the spread of dengue both inside our plant premises and in the Kalinganagar area.
Larvicidal spray and anti-adult measures like fogging is going on even at labour colonies.
Massive awareness programmes are being organized not only in the plant site, but also in labour colonies and other villages of the area.
Besides, ICE fan has also been put into use for creating awareness among the villagers, said the company in a release here today.