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In Tata Steel’s areas of operation, efforts of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) and the Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation (TSFIF) cover the rural and peri-urban population through basic health care amenities.

Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation (TSFIF) and Urban Services have been building capacity through training programmes to create community based healthcare partners as well as grass-root volunteers. Tata Steel also partners with local government agencies in implementing healthcare programmes of Central and State Governments, including the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). In 2013-2014, nearly 3.50 lakh people benefited from primary healthcare services in areas of operation.


Maternal and New born Survival Initiative

In 2012-2013 Tata Steel primary healthcare interventions touched 419,000 lives while a targeted Maternal and New born Survival Initiative reduced the percentage of infant deaths from 6.15 to 1.58 and percentage of neonatal deaths from 5.9 to 1.15.


Started in 2009, Project MANSI is a public-private initiative, being implemented by TSRDS in partnership with American India Foundation and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Jharkhand. SEARCH, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra has also provided technical guidance in this Project. MANSI aims to reduce maternal as well as infant mortality and morbidity in Seraikela block of Seraikela-Kharaswan district in Jharkhand. Capacity building of Sahiyas (village level volunteers under NRHM) to improve practices on maternal and infant health is a part of the many initiatives undertaken through the Project. During Deming Grand Prize 2012 assessment, the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) recognised MANSI as a best practice to check infant mortality, which can be a model for India as well as the world at large.


The project has undertaken interventions in Antenatal & Postnatal Care, Breast-feeding awareness, Immunisation, Birth Spacing and New born Care.


Family Planning Camps

Laparoscopic Tubectomy (LTT) and Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) camps are organised both in-house at TSFIF and outreach clinics covering three districts of Jharkhand namely East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan and at mining locations.


Healthcare Services through Camps

Mega health camps are organised to deliver primary healthcare services as well as curative interventions such as detection and removal of cataract, distribution of aids and appliances to the disabled, as well as to treat anaemia, psychosomatic disorders, dermatological conditions, diabetes and general ailments.


Hygiene and Sanitation

To minimise the risk of diarrhoeal diseases due to open defecation, use of low cost toilets is being promoted in the villages. TSRDS in collaboration with District Water and Sanitation Mission, has converted Gram Panchayats to 'Nirmal Gram' with villages having 100% covered- toilets.


Health Awareness Camps

TSRDS follows a systematic approach to organise community-based general health awareness programmes. The main aim of these health awareness camps is to educate and motivate people to take responsibility of their own health and that of the community.


Training Health Workers

Through its clinics and projects, TSRDS especially focuses on creating village-level health cadres who can manage and deliver basic healthcare services. Health workers undergo training sessions on human anatomy, basic illnesses and remedies. After being trained, they are given a stock of basic medicines. These health workers often become the first source of medication for villagers, and the first to record and diagnose common illnesses.


Under Project ‘ROSHNI’, a joint initiative by Government of India and Tata Steel, tribal girls from extremist affected areas are trained as nurses. They are trained in batches of 30 through ANM (Auxiliary Nursing and Mid-Wifery) courses at two nursing institutes in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.


CSR Updates

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Tata Steel observes Vitamin A Supplementation, Deworming and Immunization Month

Tata Steel conducts Free Medical Camp for Bustee Members

General Health Awareness Camp organised by TSRDS Jharia

Tata Steel observes World Health Day through Awareness Camps

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