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Medical Services

ACTIVITIES OF MEDICAL DEPTT, BCCL 

DURING THE YEAR 2009 

 Rs.1.30 Crore has been allocated for Medical CSR activities in BCCL for the financial year 2009-10. 

 1.MEDICAL MOBILE VAN:           

BCCL  has fourteen Medical Mobile Vans(MMVs) equipped with doctors, paramedical staff serving different 222 villages situated in and around the mining areas on working days. The villagers are examined by the experienced clinicians and medicines are dispensed free of cost to them . This provision has been made by BCCL exclusively under CSR activities for the benefit of villagers by providing them free medical assistance. The total beneficiaries till December,2009 was 59879.  

2. WELLNESS CLINICS: 

15 Wellness Clinics are functioning in BCCL in all the hospitals/Regional Hospitals besides Central Hospital, Dhanbad for 1 to 2 hrs for counseling the patients for modifying their life style. The patients are made known about the nutritional values of different diets, diet schedule for different diseases, how to lead a happy life, importance of morning walk, how to get rid of stress, value of yoga and different types of exercise etc. Such clinics extend awareness amongst the employees for life style management thus lowering the no. of man days lost at their work site. Obviously such clinics are indirectly helping to improve the production and productivity in a positive way. The total no. of beneficiaries till December,2009 was 3518.  

3. CSR CLINICS: 

BCCL has embarked upon by opening of free CSR clinics from 01.04.2009 to  provide free patient consultation at Central Hospital (PHC Building, Kalyan Bhawan) and subsequently at all 14 Regional Hospitals which is open to all. These clinics run for one./two hours daily in morning hours and free medical advise is given to people around Colliery areas. The total no. of beneficiaries till December,2009 was 4953.  

4. TELE-MEDICINE: 

 BCCL has installed Telemedicine Centre at Central Hospital, Dhanbad which will pave the way for introduction of new system of treatment based on telecommunication. Thus the treating doctors at CHD may have interaction and discussion on a particular disease or patient with the doctors of super-specialty hospitals  in order to provide best possible medical assistance to them. The unit was inaugurated by Chairman CIL on March 28th.,2010.  

5.MEDICAL RELIEF TEAM FOR AILA STORM AFFECTED PEOPLE AT SUNDERBAN IN WEST BENGAL:  

To extend medical relief, Two Medical Teams comprising of doctors and paramedical staff along with medicine were sent to the Aila storm affected area of Sunderban in West Bengal on 2nd June,2009 which extended medical assistance to Aila Victims of Laksh Bazar, Jafarganj, Krishna Nagar, Radha JKantpur, Gorenbose, Ramgarh, Jyotipur &  Biranchi Hari villages where as the second team visited Mazid Bari and Gorenbose villages. The total no. of beneficiaries was 3915.  

6.ARTIFICIAL LIMB CENTRE:  

Under CSR activities BCCL has started one clinic at PHC Building Kalyan Bhawan, Jagjivan Nagar. Aim of the clinic is to examine and enlist handicapped persons followed by to organize camps for them in which free prosthesis will be provided. Till date 11(eleven) such handicapped persons enrolled at this centre.    

7. EK JAGRAN – JEEVAN SHAILI:  

A life Style Management Programme is being organized by Welfare Deptt. of BCCL assisted by Medical Deptt. in different areas in which de-addiction from tobacco, alcohol, smoking and other ill  habits are deliberated. Such programme is arranged amidst thickly populated colonies so that all the members of the family may participate. Lodna and PB area has already organized such programmes.  

8.MISSION MITWA:  

This programme is being organized in Block-II Area of BCCL mainly for the truck drivers who are not well known to the evils of AIDS. The team of Doctors alongwith union Leaders reach the pit heads where the truck drivers assemble and deliberate about AIDS. This programme is very very successful for  awareness of AIDS/HIV. 

23 June 2009                   Nadkhurkee coal dump                  152 Befeficiaries. 

26 June 2009                   Benidih coal dump                          152 

11 July  2009                    Benidih railway siding                    120 

18 Aug. 2009                    Benidih coal dump.                         80  

9. FREE  BT  TO THALLASAEMIA PATIENTS :  

 165 cases of Thallasaemia were admitted and blood transfusion was done free of cost at BCCL Central Hospital, Dhanbad during the year 2009.  

10.MEDICAL AID TO EPIDEMIC VICTIMS :  

BCCL  rendered  full medical support  in the areas  whenever  epidemics  arose in any area. We have rushed our Medical teams with all essential medicines in order to save the lives of the patients.  The burning examples are CV area where the doctors of BCCL   treated 34children suffering from  Gastroenterities in December, 2008/January2009,  and Kusunda Area were chicken pox  wide spread  in the month of  February,2009 and our doctors treated 32 children and saved their lives.  

11. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES DURING STRIKE PERIOD :  

 While the employees of PMC Hospital was on strike in the last week of January 2009, there was acute crisis of supportive services and ultimately BCCL extended its hands in in support of the civil authorities in order to save the lives of the patients. 664 patients were treated in outdoor and indoor at our Central Hospital, Dhanbad.                                       

12. PARTICIPATION IN FW CAMPS AT DVC :  

A team of Gynecologists of BCCL undertook  78 cases of tubectomy in DVC Hospital, Maithon and 102 cases in DVC Hospital, Panchet on 11th.  February and 13th. February, 2009 respectively  on request of the DVC authorities.  

13.SYMPOSIUM ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS:  

Two symposium were organized in Block-II and Sijua areas  covering eight areas in which there were active participation of the employees besides trade union leaders. Faculty members from AIOH, Safety Deptt. of  BCCL, Central Hospital Dhanbad  and from DGMS delivered their lectures on the topic which was extremely useful for the audience. Both the symposium were inaugurated by Director(P)BCCL.  

14. MASS BLOOD GROUPING:  

Mass Blood Grouping of the employees and their dependants are being done in different areas with the help of Pathology deptt of CHD. Till December,2009, the following areas have been covered: 

            AREA                         BENEFICIARIES 

            Barora                        1084 

            Block-II                       1339 

            Govindpur                 287 

            Katras                         2103 

            Sijua                           1550 

            Kusunda                   302 

            PB                               1152 

            Kustore                      1517  

15.CELEBRATION OF COAL INDIA FOUNDATION DAY:  

CIL Foundation Day was celebrated in all the Hospitals and Dispensaries with a great zeal. On this occasion 61 camps were organized during the month of November,2009 and the no. of beneficiaries were 5333.  

In Central Hospital Dhanbad, 196 patients were examined who were suffering from eye ailments, out of which 90 were operated in a three days Eye Camp between 2nd to 4th November,2009.  

16. BABY SHOW: 

 A Baby Show was organzed on 14.11.2009 in Lodna Area which was inaugurated by CMS, BCCL. 188 babies participated in the said programme. Prizes were distributed on this occasion. 

17.MEDICAL COLLEGE  

Proposal has already been put up to CIL Headquarter for starting a Medical College at Dhanbad .  Further action in this regard is awaited. 

 18. DNB:  

BCCL had initiated proposal for starting Diplomat National Board  courses at Central Hospital, Dhanbad earlier for which several contacts were made with the National Board. Active efforts are being made again to get such course started as early as possible for two seats each in Department of Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology & General Surgery after getting due recognition of the course from the statutory body.  

19.SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL:  

The project report has already been submitted by the then ED(MS) for approval from Coal India Limited. Central Hospital, Dhanbad has been opted for Super-specialty status in Neurology deptt.  

20.NURSING COLLEGE:  

Process for the upgradation of the existing Nursing School at CHD running on Self Finance Scheme has been initiated by approval of sponsoring a Sister Tutor for M.SC (Nursing) course in this session.  

21.RE-ORGANISATION OF DISPENSARIES:  

Re-organisation of Dispensaries in different areas have already been initiated. In  Sijua, Kustore and Lodna  areas few dispensaries have already been converted to Mini Health Centres. In Bastacolla area, GOCP dispensary has been merged with Tisra Regional Hospital.  

22.WORLD AIDS DAY CELEBRATION:  

World AIDS Day was celebrated enthusiastically in Katras Area on December 1st, 2009 in which around 900 school children marched through the streets of Katras bearing NACO-caps and calling slogans for AIDS awareness. Deliberations were made by eminent doctors of BCCL, HIV/AIDS trainers and several others besides faculty from National Boardof Workers’ Education on the topic. Executives, employees of areas,  trade union leaders, school children  and persons from different fields of society participated in the programme. The programme was a grand success and it was appreciated by press and media.     

23.TRAINING FOR HIV/AIDS AWARENESS: 

BCCL has targeted all the paramedical and nursing staffs for training in HIV/AIDS awareness and they are being sent to Jeevan Jyoti, Jamshedpur and RIIMS, Ranchi under Project GFTAM-7 sponsored by ILO. Till December 2009, 87 nurses attended the programme .