Health

Free Women Health Check-up Camp

Women in rural areas are very shy when it comes to coming out and discussing gynecological issues. With the lack of medical facilities in the village and non-availability of female health staff, it becomes more difficult to women to open-up about these issues. Therefore, a free women health check-up & awareness camp has been organized at Bilakalagudur on 30-09-2016. 126 women have attended the camp and Gynecologist Dr.Sarith from Shanthiram General Hospital, Nandyal has spoken about health & hygiene amongst women and treated the patients. Free medicine was distributed to the beneficiaries.

Eye Screening Camp at Schools

According to World Health Organization (WHO), every minute a child goes blind. Most of the vision impairment in children are avoidable – the vision of most such children will improve with a simple pair of spectacles, properly prescribed. Through such simple measures, the prevalence of visual impairment in the age group of 3-15 years will come down drastically.

An eye screening camp has been organised at 3 schools of Bilakalagudur, on 8th Nov 2016, in collaboration with Vasan Eye Care Centre, Kurnool. The objective of this program is to spread awareness on eye disorders, their early detection and to detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children. Free medicine was distributed to children with eye related ailments and 9 children vision defects are referred for further screening at Vasan Eye care Centre, Kurnool

The overview of the camps was as follows:

No.of students screened 160
No.of students given free medicine 72
No.of students referred for further screening 09

Water & Medical Camp at Mahanandi

Mahanandi is world famous for Mahanandeeswara Temple dedicated to Lord Siva. A festival is held during February and March every year to celebrate ‘Maha Shivaratri’- the great night of siva. Pilgrims from all corners of the globe come to Mahanandi during the festival season. JSW Cement has conducted medical camp and also provided drinking water for the pilgrims for three days (7th, 8th & 9th – Feb-2016) under its CSR. Medical team of JSW Cement have treated 1905 pilgrims with minor ailments and given free medicine. The initiative has been appreciated by the Executive Officer of Mahanandi Temple and Revenue Development Officer, Nandyal.

Eye Screening & Spectacles Distribution Camp at Schools

According to World Health Organization (WHO), every minute a child goes blind. Most of the vision impairment in children are avoidable – the vision of most such children will improve with a simple pair of spectacles, properly prescribed. Through such simple measures, the prevalence of visual impairment in the age group of 3-15 years will come down drastically.

JSW Cement Ltd, Bilakalagudur, organized an eye screening camp at 10 schools of Bilakalagudur, Bujunur, Gadivemula, Grandivemula and Allagadda villages from 22nd to 25th of Sep-2015 under its CSR initiatives, in collaboration with Shanthiram Medical College/General Hospital, Nandyal .The objective of this program is to spread awareness on eye disorders, their early detection and to detect refractive errors and eye ailments among school children.

Spectacles were distributed to the students those are with refractive errors on 10th Dec-2015. The camp was inaugurated by Mr.T.Harinath Reddy- AVP, JSW Cement Ltd, Bilakalagudur and addressing the gather, he said that “Some of the major challenges with childhood blindness are lack of awareness among parents and the community about preventive measures. The vision of children can often be improved or maximized by timely intervention and diagnosis. Barriers to accessing services include lack of awareness, distance of eye check up camps, shortage of paediatric eye-care”.

The overview of the camps was as follows:

No.of students screened

569

No.of students identified with refractive errors

98

No.of students to whom spectacles were given

98

‘Eliminate Malnourishment’ Day

‘Eliminate Malnourishment Day’ has been observed by JSW Cement, Nandyal on 31-March-2016 at Bilakalagudur village to commemorate the Death Anniversary of our Founder Sri.O.P.Jindal along with children, parents and staff of 5 Anganwadi Centres (approximately 500). Dr. Sukumar James, Paediatrician spoke on malnourishment and its adverse effects on the children. He also emphasised on the importance of Breast Feeding. As malnutrition amongst women is one of the prime causes of low birth weight babies and poor growth, Spirulina Capsules were distributed to pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Healthy baby competition in the age group of 6months – 1year, 1-2 years and 2 – 3 years old was also held, wherein 86 babies participated. Weights of the babies were checked, immunisation status and developmental milestones of the babies were observed by the paediatrician. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded in each category. Dry fruits, Bananas and Groundnut chikkies were distributed to all the children.

Mr. Sudharshan Reddy, Sarpanch Bilakalagudu was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated JSW for the steps initiated for Elimination of Malnourishment. The parents and Anganwadi staff expressed their gratitude and joy.

Ophthalmic Camp

Blindness is a major concern of rural India. Most of the Indian population lives in rural areas where there is no accessibility for Eye care/treatment. The main cause of the blindness is cataract. In order to reduce blindness caused due to Cataract, a free Eye camp was organized by JSW Cement under Corporate Social Responsibility in collaboration with Shanthiram Medical College/General Hospital, Nandyal on 25-07-2015 at Bilakalagudur village. The camp was inaugurated by Shri. Sudarshan Reddy, Sarpanch of Bilakalaguduru. Ophthalmology specialists Dr. Shanthakumari and Dr.Jane C.Joy examined patients and given free medicines to the patients. The overview of the camp was as follows

No.of patients screened

82

No.of cases identified for cataract surgeries

40

No.of cases identified for pterygeum surgeries

10

No.of cases identified for refraction

10

Ortho Medical Camp

Free Medical camp (Ortho) was organized in Bilakalagudur village on 04-07-2015. The camp was inaugurated by Dr.B.V.Subba Reddy RMO & AO, Santhiram Medical Coolege/General Hospital, Nandyal. Ortho specialists Dr. Durgakrishna and Dr.Mahammed Raffi of Santhiram Medical College/General Hospital explained about arthritis (its signs & symptoms and how to prevent it) and examined 159 patients with joint pains, knee pains and other Ortho related problems. Free medicines were given to the patients.

Cattle Medical Camp

Medical camp for livestock was organized in association with Department of Animal Husbandry in Bilakalagudur village on 25-06-2015. The camp was inaugurated by Sri. Y Sudarshan Reddy, Sarpanch, Bilakalagudur and graced by Sri. Vachaspathi VP (HR & CSR). A team of 3 veterinary doctors assessed the health condition of the animals. The doctors administered vaccination, conducted deworming and treated ailments for the cattle. Mineral mixture packets were provided to improve the reproductive health of the animas and to increase milk yielding. 604 livestock (Sheep & Goat-550 and Black & white cattle-54) got benefitted out of the camp. The objective of the camp was to provide treatment to cattle, sheep & goats and ensure that they are disease free. It was also aimed at increasing the livestock population and milk production.

Mobile & Special Health Camps

To keep our DIZ healthy daily health care services are provided in 10 villages of mandal through our mobile health camps. Our medical team provides general health care service (Dental, ENT, Diabetic and Hyper tension). 325 Units of blood have been donated by employees of JSW Cement to Shantiram General Hospital, Nandyal District hospital and Red Cross Society.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

The month December is known as AIDS awareness month. 1st of December is designated as World AIDS Day. Despite of many efforts, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV. Stigma & discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

As part of it JSW Cement’s, Nandyal, also has taken up awareness campaign through folk plays among the general public in the villages Bilakalagudur, Bujunur and also among the truckers at the plant.

“AIDS affects many parts of society, and so everyone needs to be aware of HIV and AIDS.”

Artificial Limb Program

JSW Cement Ltd. initiated a program to help the people living with disability in Gadivemula Mandal to regain mobility and dignity by providing with artificial limbs and appliances as part of Corporate Social Responsibility of the company.

Our company collaborated with ‘Mobility India, a renowned voluntary organisation in manufacturing the artificial limbs based at Bangalore and Mariya Nilayam, Gargeyapuram, Kurnool for technical support to provide baseline survey and to make artificial limbs and appliances.

JSW planned to cover the disabled people of Gadivemula Mandal, with hand and leg impairment in two phases. 129 appliances were distributed to 79 beneficiaries belonging to Gadivemula, Bilakalaguduru, Bujanoor, Pesaravai, Karimadella, Grandivemula, Childrukuru, Polluru, Pulimaddi, Koratamaddi, Tirupadu and Gadigarevula villages in January, 2014 in phase-I. Phase-II measurement camps were conducted in November, 2014 and Mobility India manufactured the artificial limbs and appliances as per the measurements taken.

Now phase-II Artificial Limb Distribution Program is scheduled in July-2015 where in we will be distributing 83 appliances to 40 beneficiaries belonging to Gani, Ondutla, L.K. Thanda, Paibhogula, Manchalakatta, Y.K. Thanda, Durveshi, K. Bollavaram, Korrapolur and Somapuram villages of Gadivemula Mandal. With this, we feel proud to have covered every Specially Abled Person – Hand & Leg suitable for replacement of limb in the Gadivemula Mandal.

Durveshi, K. Bollavaram, Korrapolur and Somapuram villages of Gadivemula Mandal. With this, we feel proud to have covered every Specially Abled Person – Hand & Leg suitable for replacement of limb in the Gadivemula Mandal.