Angul, Dec 6 (LocalWire): Aiming at proper diagnosis of tuberculosis, a sputum testing center was inaugurated at the Occupational Health Center (OHC) of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) here under Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP).
Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, CDMO-Angul, dedicated the center to the well-being of Odisha people.
“This is the first of its kind initiative in Angul as District Health Administration (DHA) joins hand with a private organization to fight tuberculosis. This center has been equipped with all the necessary chemicals and materials supported by DHA. Patients can avail free treatment and medicines as per the rider of RNTCP,” Pradhan said.
This center will run under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and will be helpful for the people of this vicinity in detecting and treating tuberculosis at an early stage.
JSPL has initiated several programmes for improving healthcare and quality of life of people in the villages around its plant in Angul.
The company has been running several programmes like Kishori Express in coordination with the district administration.