MANSA (PUNJAB): With the aim of reaching out to a larger number of people requiring medical services, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), a Vedanta group company organised a day long free mega health camp on July 24, 2011 in collaboration with Nagpal Superspeciality Hospital, Nagpal Punjab Public College of Nursing, and Khurana Eye Hospital Bathinda, at the Panchayat Hall of Village Banawala.
The camp was inaugurated by Mr. Wang Hong, the Head of Chinese company SEPCO, which is executing the power project for Vedanta group.
The camp was organised as part of the Vedanta’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative and provided facilities in ophthalmology, physiotherapy, cardiology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, general medicine, paediatrics and surgical support to over 956 people who came from the peripheral villages.
Among the patients 135 were children (up to the age of 10 years), while 426 were women, 395 were men.
Thorough medical checkup including blood tests, ECG and other tests followed by medicines were provisioned absolutely free of cost during the camp.
Besides health check-up, special effort was made to spread awareness about health and hygiene among the people.
Dr. G S Nagpal from Nagpal Hospital said that in this area patients are inflicted with the problems of anemia, malnutrition, hepatitis, cancer, food and water borne diseases.
These medical camps for masses, which include medical checkups and distribution of medicines for various ailments among the lesser fortunate masses, helps them in averting major physical disorders.
Speaking during the opening Mr. Ajit Singh, Sarpanch Banawala said, “I am thankful to Vedanta for organizing the mega health camp. The villagers were looking forward for the support in this direction”.
More and more such initiatives will help address the health needs of villagers of remote areas, he added.
The camp was coordinated by Dr. T S Nagpal and Dr. G S Khurana together with the Village Volunteers and Vedanta Officials who were present among others. Dr. H K Nagpal, Dr Harshpreet Nagpal, Dr Parampreet Nagpal, Dr Rupinder Nagpal and Dr I K Khurana were also present at the camp.
Simultaneously, a series of free medical camps is also being initiated by TSPL in certain villages in which health services are provided at the doorsteps of people in remote villages, who are otherwise deprived of healthcare.
So far about 600 people have been benefitted by the series and around 2800 more people are targeted.
TSPL is also holding an intense anti drug campaign in the entire district of Mansa in association with Nehru Yuva Kendra and Punjab Police.