Jamshedpur April 7: Tata Steel celebrated World Health Day at Noamundi on Friday, April 7. Several programmes were organised on the occasion.
A Wellness Clinic was inaugurated at Noamundi Hospital of Tata Steel.
The idea of the Wellness Clinic is to provide medical assistance to the employees on contract. The Wellness Clinic will be open every Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. The clinic will offer free consultation, Blood Pressure monitoring facilities and ECG and diabetes test, as the case may be.
In the earlier move, the company provided improved civic amenities to employees on contract in OMQ (Ore Mines & Quarries) Division by setting up Rest Shelters and Bio-Toilets for them. About 45% of the total employees working in iron ore mines of Tata Steel comprises of the contract workforce.
Speaking at the inauguration, Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel said, “It has always been our constant effort to provide better facilities to our employees on contract. These steps are all towards improving the health and hygiene of the employees on contract. We are hopeful that Wellness Clinic will be extensively used by the people as they take health as their priority.”
World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. The day provides a unique opportunity to mobilize action around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression.
The St. John Ambulance Brigade, Noamundi also celebrated World Health Day along with Noamundi Hospital at Mahudi High School, Noamundi. The First Aid team from St. John Ambulance Brigade, Noamundi discussed the importance of First Aid and shared tips on the use of First Aid.
Recently, the Noamundi Hospital was conferred with the Prime Time Global Healthcare Excellence Awards 2016 under the category of “Best Patient Centric Hospital in Jharkhand”. The Noamundi Hospital has been providing medical facilities to people living in and around the mining areas at Noamundi since 1925.
The hospital is equipped with modern medical facilities like a medical mobile van, ambulances and serves an almost 25km area with specialist doctors. It has been taking initiatives to serve the poor and needy in the nearby villages by setting-up health camps on a regular basis.
Present on the occasion were Dr Dhirendra Kumar, Chief Mines Officer, Noamundi Hospital, medical staff on Noamundi Hospital and employees of OMQ Division.