SUBHASH MISHRA

Dhanbad, 16 Dec: Tata Steel’s Jharia Division on Saturday marked an IEC (information, education and communication) van for special health awareness of people in Dhanbad district.

Marking the van at Tata Central Hospital in Jamadoba, general manager Sanjay Rajoria said that the aim of the program is to fight for the reduction of stigma related to leprosy and elephantiasis and the detection of new cases in eight blocks of Dhanbad district in 60 days.

The IEC van will be involved in various events during the awareness campaign including distribution of pamphlets, group discussions, school health education programmes, exhibitions at haats and bazaars and screenings by health educators.

“This IEC van is equipped with films, songs, slogans and exhibitions. It will cover 3 to 4 villages daily,” the GM informed.

Dr Alok, chief medical officer at Central Tata Hospital, Jamadoba, Mayank Sekhar, Head of the Sijua group, Dr Komal Singh, senior consultant (Gynaecology), Dr Ashwini Singh Rathod, senior registrar (Radiology) and others were present on the occasion.

The official said a new digital X-Ray unit and a new analyzer were also inaugurated today at Tata Central Hospital, Jamadoba which has the latest MARS 40 high frequency dual detector machine with IITV for fluoroscopy from Allengers medical systems.

The machine will reduce X-ray time per patient to 30 seconds from registration to filming. These high-power machines can treat large numbers of patients in the shortest possible time, providing high-quality digital images on a computer screen that are accessible almost instantly.



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