JSP Foundation to build hospital at Barbil

Joda/Barbil: Taking forward its endeavour to improve the quality of life of the people in rural and tribal areas, JSP Foundation, the social arm of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) has started building a hospital at Deojhar, Barbil, in Keonjhar District of Odisha.

Chairman of JSP Naveen Jindal and Chairperson of JSP Foundation Shallu Jindal performed the Bhoomi Pujan and laid the foundation stone for Jindal Aarogyam Hospital today.

The Hospital is expected to be completed in 18 months and will have various facilities to provide advanced healthcare services to the people.

Speaking on the occasion, Jindal said, “Health is one of the major factors for enhancing improved quality of life of people and achieving economic development. This hospital is a part of our effort to build a healthy society”. He stressed on having a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet for achieving good health.

“We should first do our best to stay fit naturally through fresh food, good nutrition and regular exercise. We should visit hospital only for preventive health check-ups,” he added.

Addressing the gatherings, Shallu Jindal said, “Jindal Aarogyam Hospital will provide quality health care service to people and hence work towards improving the quality of life of people in the locality. It will make advanced healthcare accessible and affordable for all”. This Hospital will provide free consultation and medical treatment of all under privileged and socially vulnerable people across India, she added.

Initially, the hospital will have 19 beds and it will provide regular medical services in the specialised departments of General Surgery, Gynaecology and Paediatrics and Medicine.

Visiting specialist doctors in the departments of cardiology, dentistry, orthopedics, gastroenterology and ophthalmology will also be available for consultation and treatment. The hospital will be equipped with modern operational theatre and diagnostic and pathological facilities. People can avail diagnostic services like X-ray, ECG, 2D Echo, TMT, Ultrasonography and Patholab and other modern medical investigation tools.

All the needy People from the periphery villages of Barbil Pellet Plant and Kasia Iron Ore mines will be provided free consultation and treatment. The Hospital will be providing free treatment to all the underprivileged and socially vulnerable people across India.

Speaking on the occasion MLA, Champua, Minakshi Mahanta praised JSP for its holistic CSR programmes in health, education, livelihood, agriculture, sports and culture.

Padmashri Tulsi Munda in her remembrance with the establishment of the pellet plant by JSP at Barbil admired JSP Chairman Naveen Jindal for his consistent initiatives  for  improving the quality of life of  the people of Barbil, mainly that of the education of the children from tribal families.

She hailed the support of JSP Foundation for food, nutrition and education of thousands of tribal children and deeply appreciated the noble initiative of JSP & JSP Foundation for setting up a modern hospital for providing medical care to the people of the region.

Asish Pandey, Head Raw Materials & Slurry Pipeline, proposed the vote of thanks and solicited support from each and every inhabitant of Barbil, Joda and Champua and the government officers to build and operate the hospital at the earliest.

JSP’s Barbil Unit Head M.D. Purushotham, HR Head, Sarat Panda, GM (HR&ES) Asish Ranjan Mohanty, DGM (HR&ES) Sashank Pattnayak, CSR Head Vagil Lakra, members of JSP Ladies Club and other service officers extended their support in organising the Bhumi Pujan ceremony.

Prashant Hota, President & JSP’s Group Head CSR anchored the event.

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