JAMSHEDPUR: Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation (TSFIF), in collaboration with Tata Main Hospital (TMH), organized Health Camps at several locations of the city, in the month of January to promote healthcare for mother and child as well as to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS.
The camps focused to reach out to the people in slums of Jamshedpur where the population is poor and they have no access to medical facilities. The areas that were covered were Slag Road, Sitaramdera; Kalindi Basti, Mango; Chandinagar and Chayanagar, Buiyadih; Burmamines Mukhi Bustee; Dev Nagar; Kumar Bustee, Mango; Bagunhatu and Bagun Nagar.
The beneficiaries received free health check up, medicine and need based counseling too. Immunisation for children was also provided in this camp. Awareness on HIV/AIDS along with an open Quiz was one of the major highlight of the scheme.
Around 1550 beneficiaries were treated at these camps. Specialists from TMH Pediatrics like, Dr Soumya Mahapatra, Dr Preeti Srivastav, Dr Shravan; for Skin- Dr S N Singh; for ENT- Dr Amar Prasad; and Gynecology Dr Manimela, Dr Meenakshi, Dr Babli Mehta were present. Doctors from TSFIF, Dr Nirupama Paul, Dr Girish Sharma, Dr Noel Purty also participated in the treatment programme.