Jamshedpur, May 24 : Tata Steel has dedicated a re constructive surgery unit at Jamadoba consisting of a 10 bedded hospital for leprosy patients across the State.
It provides free treatment to those who have been disabled by leprosy. The reconstructive surgery unit was inaugurated by Ruchi Narendran on May 24, in the presence of Sudha Srivastav, Dist. Leprosy Officer, Mita Singhal, Mrs. Sailaja Sundararamam, Rakhi Banerjee, Nupur Das, Jasbir Kaur, Tanya Banerjee and Dr A Rohatgi, Chief Medical Officer.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Narendran said that awareness was the key to check the spread of the disease and activists of the organisation would visit different locations of the district to appraise students about leprosy.
She informed further that awareness drives with the help of mobile education units of the society are also on the cards.
This re constructive surgery unit which is one-of-its-kind in Eastern India, will play a major role in the leprosy eradication programmes, benefitting the patients from the States of Jharkhand and Bihar.
Already 20 patients from Bhagalpur, Banka, Sahebganj, Munger and Dhanbad districts of Bihar and Jharkhand respectively are likely to benefit from it with assistance of the Lepra society. During the inauguration, two tricycles, one Wheel chair and two crutches were distributed to the needy.