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JSP Foundation to build hospital in 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.

JSP Chairman Naveen Jindal and JSP Foundation Chairperson 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, the JSP Chairman said, “Health is one of the major building blocks for enhancing improved quality of life of people and achieving national 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, having healthy fresh food, good nutrition and regular exercise, so that we come to this Hospital only for preventive health check-ups,” he added.

Addressing the gatherings, Shallu Jindal said, “Jindal Aarogyam Hospital will provide quality healthcare 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 to all under privileged and socially vulnerable people across India, she added.

To begin with, the hospital will have 19 beds and provide regular medical services in the specialised departments of General Surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and Medicine. Visiting specialist doctors in the departments of Cardiology, Dentistry, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology will also be available for consultation and treatment. The hospital will be equipped with modern operation theatre, diagnostic and pathological facilities. People can avail diagnostic services like X-ray, ECG, 2D Echo, TMT, Ultrasonography and Patholab and other modern medical investigations, JSP said in a statement today.

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 belonging to any part of India, it added.

Speaking on the occasion Champua MLA Minakshi Mahanta praised JSP for its holistic CSR programmes in health, education, livelihood, agriculture, sports and culture, and appreciated the initiative of a quality modern hospital at Barbil.

Noted social activist Tulsi Munda in her remembrance with the establishment of the Pellet Plant by JSP in Barbil admired JSP Chairman Naveen Jindal for his consistent initiatives  of  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 and JSP Foundation for setting up a modern hospital for providing medical care to the people of the region.

JSP Head – Raw Materials & Slurry Pipeline Asish Pandey solicited support from the inhabitants of Barbil, Joda and Champua  and the Government officers to build and operate this hospital in the earliest time frame. He also thanked the Dignitaries Block Chairman, Sarpanch, ZP, Media and team JSP and JSP Foundation.

JSP’s Barbil Unit Head MD 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 officers extended their support in organising the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony, which was coordinated by JSP’s President & Group Head-CSR Prashant Hota.

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