Healthcare Facilities in Jamshedpur
The people of Jamshedpur live in a city that is neat, rich in greenery and have access to clean drinking water and electricity. For those living in remote areas, help reaches in the form of various government schemes, health camps and NGOs such as Rotary Club and Lions Club etc.
The inhabitants of Jamshedpur owe much of their comfortable living conditions to the continuous striving by Tata Steel to reach out to them and give them all round support ranging from sports, education, water supply, recreation facilities to hospitals, dispensaries and free health checkups. All this initiative has been taken by Tata Steel as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Jamshedpur was nominated as the first South Asian city for the pilot phase of UN Global Compact cities programme. Today, Jamshedpur is managed by JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Limited) and has become a model town. JUSCO offers management and development services around 64sq.kms. TSRDS (Tata Steel Rural Development Society and TCC (Tribal Culture Centre) too have lent a helping hand to make the lives of people of Jamshedpur secure, happy and relaxed.
For exercising, there are beautiful parks for the residents which include Jubilee park, Bhatia park and Sir Dorabji Tata Park. Many morning walkers prefer to jog and exercise in Kadma-Sonari link road where special walking track has been constructed for them. Some people also utilize the track of JRD Tata Sports Complex where they get the added advantage of exercising in the gym. Many sports lovers go to the court direct for playing a few strokes of lawn tennis, badminton or even swimming. This rejuvenates them and prepares them for work during the day.
There are a number of good hospitals in Jamshedpur which cater to people from other places as well. They specialize in various faculties to give proper care to patients. These hospitals are Tata Main Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Brahmanand Narayana Hrudayalaya, Tata Motors Hospital, Telco Hospital, Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital etc.
Tata Steel has facilitated improvement in infrastructure, worked for retention of specialized doctors, bought state-of-the-art equipment and made provision for better management and patient care in hospitals.Tata Steel Rural Development Society has worked in the direction of income generation, empowerment and health & hygiene.
The Jharkhand government has made efforts to provide health care facilities to people living in villages and remote areas too. The objectives of National Rural Health Mission under the Eleventh Plan (2007-2012) include strengthening of Primary Health Care Units and upgrade them to benchmark set by Indian Public Health Standard (IPHS) norms. The goal is to empower different communities especially women and reach out affordable health care in remote areas.
Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres have been renovated and upgraded in Jamshedpur. Village Health Committees (VHC) have been formed in villages. Sadar hospitals have been constructed in district headquarters, Para Medical Courses in medical colleges have been opened to cater to the need of trained para medical staff and many projects have been launched which include ''Jannani-Shishu Suraksha'', ''Daal-Bhaat yojana'' and health programme for diagnosing diabetes in pregnant women. The daal-bhaat scheme has been initiated by Food and Supply Department. Under this scheme, the poor families would be given cereal, vegetable and rice.
Under NRHM (National Rural Health Mission), child delivery would be carried out free of cost. Pregnant women also receive medicine, food, other facilities during routine check up. Medical officials and para medical staff have been employed on contract basis too, the State Fund for medical assistance offers medical aid and help to people living below poverty line (BPL).
Allopathic and Homeopathic colleges have been opened. The Health Budget has been doubled and health care is being managed on the lines of PPP (Public Partnership Model). To make immunization programmes a success, ''catch up round'' was started to reach out to one and all.
Tata Steel, in partnership with State government of Jharkhand, has always come forward with aid and assistance for preservation of health, sports and employment opportunities in the steel city. Preventive intervention includes creating awareness on air and water borne diseases, malnutrition and immunization, organizing free health check up camps, family planning, provision of clean drinking water and construction of low cost toilets.