Mundra, November 06, 2013
~More than 520 children benefited under Tata Power health programme~
Committed to care for its communities, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company through its 100% subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), organized a special health check up camp for prevention of health diseases for school children of the Mota Kandagra, Tunda, and Vandh villages. This initiative was organized under company’s ongoing Project “Arogya”.
More than 520 children benefited from this programme where 5 schools of three core villages i.e. Tunda, Vandh, Mota Kandgara were covered in the first phase. The programme was undertaken with the help of Bhojay Sarvodaya Trust (a health organization) and supported by the Kutch Medicos (a medical professional organization based out of Mumbai). The objective of this program was to analyze the health status of each child and identify those with chronic diseases and then refer them to various hospitals for treatment. CGPL volunteers present at the program also recorded the height and weight details of each child and distributed medication to those in need.
Commenting on this initiative Mr K.K.Sharma, CEO & ED- CGPL, Tata Power said, “The well-being of our community is at the heart of our Company’s operations and our aim is to provide a caring, supportive and healthy environment. Young children are extremely susceptible to diseases which can be avoided by taking necessary precautions. A healthy child can perform better at school and is the hope for his family and community. We have all received overwhelming response for our initiatives and will continue to practice this philosophy in all areas of our operations.”
CGPL introduced “Project Arogya” in 2012 and has received a tremendous response from the villagers as well as school authorities. The latest initiative under this project ‘School Health Program’ has been introduced after meticulous planning, where team of doctors and volunteers conducted detail discussions with the children and the parents. Villagers were encouraged to participate in the camp and were made aware of the program through mass media campaigns, distribution of leaflets and enrollment of children through health cards.