Tata Steel Joda hospital gets Effluent Treatment Plant and a new OPD facility

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JODA: Tata Steel’s Ore Mines and Quarries (OMQ) division has installed a 10 KLD (Kilo Litres per Day) Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and opened a new Out Patient Department (OPD) facility at Joda hospital.

Both the ETP and OPD were inaugurated today by Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel in the presence of Mukesh Ranjan, Chief Projects, OMQ, Tata Steel, Nirmal Bhattacharjee, Chief, Engineering Services and Projects, OMQ Division, Tata Steel, Dr A K Roy, Chief Medical Officer, Joda hospital, Tata Steel, Union leaders and senior officials of the company.

The ETP was inaugurated on the occasion of Swachhata Pakhwada celebration by OMQ Division.

Joda hospital generates around 5-10 KLD of wastewater daily. The 10 KLD ETP installed in the hospital will treat the wastewater discharged by the hospital from operation theatre, pathological laboratory, hospital kitchen, and incinerator etc. The treated wastewater will be reused for gardening purpose.

The ETP that has been installed operates in MBBR (Moving Bed Bio Reactor) technology with tube settler and sand media filter.

The Joda hospital has been providing medical facilities to people living in and around the mining areas at Joda, Khondbond, Bamebari, Bichhakundi and Malda.

The hospital has adopted scientific methods of disposing biomedical waste. The hospital is equipped with plastic shredder, autoclave machine, a 10 kg per hour incinerator, defined area with standard pits for burial and a team of dedicated trained staffs for handling bio-medical waste.

The OMQ Division continues to focus on operational excellence aimed at resource and energy efficiency, along with recovery, reuse and recycling of waste to minimise its ecological footprint.

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