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CSR Project By:  Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited

Project Budget: INR 1.57 Cr


Project Arogya Dhara & Su-Swasthya

Project

Project Arogya Dhara & Su-Swasthya  (2018-19)

 
 
Project Sector  : Preventive Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
 
 
Implementing Partners:  Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF)
 
 

Project Description

The Company contributed to the CSR by carrying out the Project Arogya Dhara and Project SuSwasthya –

Project Aarogya Dhara - A healthcare intervention Project Arogya Dhara is the umbrella under which they administer their healthcare initiatives. During FY 2018-19, they offered community health services at their project sites in Therubali, Sukinda and Choudwar with free medical check-ups, consultation and referral services that benefitted 67,242 patients. Some of key measures for the region included: Preventive healthcare measures for Villagers:  The Company educated residents of remote villages on preventive healthcare and conducted health camps in Choudwar and Sukinda, treating 2,917 patients during FY 2018-19.  Additionally, they arranged mobile health check-up camps (and one special cardiac camp) at Sukinda village. The health camps had qualified physicians, who diagnosed the villagers and offered them requisite treatments for their ailments, benefitting 1,800 school students and community members. Awareness campaigns for various diseases:  They also organised awareness programmes in 52 peripheral villages of Rayagada district, 18 villages of Sukinda and four villages of Choudwar to address issues like Malaria, Dengue and Diarrhoea (MDD), among others. Through awareness meetings, public announcement on mobile vans, health slogans and pamphlet distributions at project sites, they reached 9,962 villagers. They also painted the walls at various public places at Therubali to create mass awareness on MDD, Japanese Encephalitis, heat stroke, sanitation and hygiene, mother and child care and gender equality issues; and distributed 200 mosquito nets at Sukinda as a preventive measure. They also conducted special programmes for World Breastfeeding Week and National Nutrition Week for the villagers, educating about the merits of breastfeeding and nutrition, respectively. Sensitising adolescent girls on menstruation and hygiene They educated adolescent girls on physical and hormonal changes at teenage, menstrual hygiene practices and nutritional must-haves through awareness sessions in 16 villages of Choudwar. These programmes witnessed a turnaround of 500 keenly interested girls and some of them were also tested for anaemia. Special eyecare clinic they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyderabad Eye Institute (HEI), a trust of L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad to provide eye care services to all sections of society living in and around Therubali and beyond. They treated 1,938 patients in BIPF-LVPEI Vision Centre in the last fiscal. Providing equipment for medical emergencies: They also began an ambulance service at Therubali to tackle the lack of emergency infrastructure in the local community and provided first-aid kits to 18 schools and 12 youth clubs at Sukinda, benefitting 1,800 school students and community members

Project Su-Swasthya - water and sanitation: This project focuses on good community health that is brought about by behavioural change and better facilities. Two of their major projects in this sphere are:  Initiated a week-long awareness drive on Global Hand washing Week at the villages of Nuasahi, Sukinda and Choudwar; the programme garnered good response from SHG groups and communities, aanganwadi workers and 398 school students who participated in various engagement activities that were designed around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to impart the knowledge of healthy environment and personal hygiene more effectively Implemented various plans to address the issue of drinking water:

  • Installed two mobile tankers to supply water to 15 villages that face severe water scarcity during summer months, which helped 4,500 community members, Fitted new tube wells and repaired old ones to ensure continuous water supply to Therubali, Sukinda and other surrounding villages. Started solar power drinking project, upgraded tank water capacity and cold-water supply units initiated drinking water disinfection process and ensured that open drains are cleaned regulary. Organised the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ campaign in 14 schools and in public areas and saw an overwhelming response from community members across sectors.
 
 
Project Location:   Jajpur-Odisha, Cuttack-Odisha, Rayagada-Odisha,
 
 

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