NARENDRAPUR: Tata Steel BSL, located at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, has proactively launched a massive 3- month long drive against Dengue and Malaria in 25 villages around its plant.
It will benefit around 33,000 villagers from these villages of Dhekanal and Angul districts.
The programme was formally launched by Mr Chakradhar Parida, Sarapancha, Nuagaon in the presence of Ms Renuka Singh, Senior Manager, CSR, Tata Steel BSL and villagers at Raghunathpur village.
The activities include fogging, anti-larval spray and building awareness on symptoms, causes and treatment of vector borne diseases like dengue and malaria among the villagers.
The peripheral villages around the plant are dengue and malaria prone area and with the onset of rainy season the risk of the disease goes up.
To address this issue, Tata Steel BSL as part of its CSR health programme has been undertaking this drive for the community since last 3 years.
As part of its health-care initiatives, last month a 100-bed COVID hospital with 10-bed ICU facility developed by the steel major at Kharagprasad in Dhenkanal was dedicated for the community