Aiming at providing a safe workplace, Tata Steel has initiated several measures to prevent occurrence of dengue at its Kalinganagar Steel Plant in Jajpur district of Odisha.
As a part of this initiative, the Occupational Health Services Department of Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant, in collaboration with Public Health team of JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company), has taken up several measures, a company release said on Thursday.
Apart from housekeeping, anti-larval activity has been taken up in the plant premises and labour colonies. Post identifying the possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being carried out regularly at the plant site to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva.
The anti-larval squad has been engaged for this activity throughout the plant area and the labour colonies. Awareness campaign on dengue has also started for labourers and employees.
A Dengue Action Team has been formed and a Control Room has been set up for monitoring Vector Control Activities.
While thermal fogging operations are going on in the plant area, Cold Fogging has been taken up for indoor areas like offices. Entire plant has been divided into 15 zones for better monitoring of various activities on dengue prevention on a day to day basis, it said.
Similarly at Joda, Tata Steel has initiated fogging and anti-larvae spray from the month of May this year. This was followed by awareness campaign on dengue in the operational areas and nearby villages.
Other activities which are lined up are classroom sessions and street corner play to reach out to maximum number of people, it said.
A host of activities are planned for the coming months to combat the dengue menace. While the hospitals located in the mining areas are well prepared, no cases of dengue have been reported so far.
In Sukinda, Tata Steel has also taken number of pro-active measures like Anti-Larva Spray, Thermal Fogging to combat dengue in and around the mining area, the release said.