Rourkela, Feb 17 (PTI) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) hasinitiated several steps towards improving the quality of lifeof the community neighbours and making a positive contributionto their aspirations.
The steel plant has been making a meaningfuldifference in the lives of about 1.7 lakh people residing inabout 200 villages including resettlement colonies spread overfour revenue blocks of Sundargarh district.
Giving importance to medical and health carefacilities, regular medical camps were being organised in 17villages, in which about 60,000 villages were treated in thelast one year. Apart from free treatment free medicines werealso being given to them, RSP sources said here.
A free medical centre "Ispat Sanjivani KalyanChikitsalaya" has been functioning here to cater to the needsof underprivileged people residing in and around Rourkela.
More than 20,000 persons avail the facility here every year.
Besides, free medical health centres were functioning at Jaldaresettlement colony and Chikatmati.
For the rehabilitation of disabled children, monthlycamps were being organised in three villages. Total 44 campswere held during last year.
The RSP has also launched several schemes to providespecialised service to people with different medical problems.
Under projects "Sunayana" and "Baljyoti", elderlypeople with cataract and children with severe eye ailmentswere being provided with free surgery and pre and postoperative care at Ispat General Hospital (IGH)managed by RSP.
About 260 persons have availed benefits under these schemes.
Project ''Sushuruti", was launched in 2009 forpeople with hearing impairment and over 1100 people hadderived benefit from it in a single year.
Another project "Sneha" was launched in August 2010for catering to the needs of leprosy patients in the form ofearly diagnosis and treatment and rehabilitation surgery ofpeople with deformities.