JODA (ODISHA): Tata Steel’s Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division has been continuously working towards providing doorstep free healthcare services in its peripheral villages through its Mobile Medical Units (MMUs).
Three refurbished MMUs were flagged off today from Tata Steel Hospital at Joda by Debashis Jena, Chief Joda, Tata Steel, Niloy Mitter, Head, Health & TQM, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel, Parthasarathi Mishra, Chief Human Resource Management, OMQ Division, Tata Steel in the presence of union officials.
Presently, the MMUs reach out to 40 villages of Joda block along with 14 wards of Joda municipality. There is a schedule for the MMUs and accordingly they cover these places regularly, which are being directly monitored by Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS). This service greatly helps the people of far flung areas of Joda, who usually are deprived of quality medical services. TSRDS has engaged Global Development Initiative, an NGO considered to be an expert in this field for managing the daily operation of these MMUs.
Noteworthy that along with the MMU health service, regular multi-specialty health camps in different villages by specialised doctors and preventive measures through awareness sessions on various diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya and diarrhoea etc. are other initiatives towards health services taken up by Tata Steel at Joda.