Free Medical Camps organised for villagers residing near Rowghat Mining Project

Bhilai, Mar 19: Two medical camps were organised by SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Mines CSR Dept in village Baihasalhebhat and Bhainsgaon near Rowghat Mines Project area on March 17-18, 2021. As many as 187 villagers including women and children benefitted from the medical camp in Baihasalobhat on March 17, 2021. The number of patients who were treated for different ailments was 87. About 100 sanitary pad packets were distributed among schoolgirls and women.
At the medical camp in village Bhainsgaon on March 18, 2021, as many as 194 villagers including women and children benefitted from the medical camp. The number of patients who were treated for different ailments was 99. About 100 sanitary pad packets were distributed among schoolgirls and women.
The BSP Mines team brought along four doctors including a paediatrician, a gynaecologist, a general surgeon and a general medicine practitioner along with two pharmacists to the camp. The BSP Mines Team had announced earlier at meetings with villagers that the camps would be organised, following which necessary permissions were taken from SDM and village heads including panchayat members were informed.
It may be recalled that another medical camp was organised by SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Mines CSR Dept at village Khodgaon near Rowghat Mines Project on February 18, 2021. The medical camps are part of several CSR activities that the Plant and its Mines CSR Dept has been engaging in areas surrounding Rowghat Mining Project, including villages surrounding Anjrel where the interim mining has been started till mining activities begin from Rowghat Minehead.
It is worth mentioning that SAIL-BSP has been carrying out CSR activities in 71 Mines Buffer Zone villages including 49 in Rajhara Mines area and 22 in Rowghat Mines area with an emphasis on education of tribals, medical & health services, installing solar pumps for drinking water, sports & cultural activities, and above all for employment and skill generation.
Organising regular medical camps in surrounding villages of Rowghat Mines since July 2009 onwards, providing free treatment for critical patients referred from these camps to JLN Hospital Bhilai, financially aiding Dandak Van Dispensary, run by paramilitary force (BSF) from 2014 and for purchase of medical equipment given to Antagarh and Amabeda district hospital, the Mines CSR Dept has been facilitating Medical & Health Services in aspirational districts of Narayanpur and Antagarh in Bastar.

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