Tata Steel has taken up several measures for the prevention of dengue in and around its plant area at Kalinganagar in Odisha. The company has intensified its dengue preventive activities before the arrival of monsoon to achieve zero incidence of this infection, a company release said. Besides stressing on its housekeeping activities, source (breeding sites) reduction drive, anti-larval activity have been taken up in the plant premises and labour colonies, it said. After identifying possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being aprayed regularly at the plant site to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva. The anti-larval team has been engaged for this activity throughout the plant area, rehabilitation colonies, housing complex and labour colonies. Cold fogging has been taken up for indoor areas like offices.
To boost awareness about the precaution against dengue, various activities were being carried out for the employees. An ELISA machine has been placed at Tata Steel Hospital in Kalinganagar to help detect dengue patients. The Occupational Health Services department of Tata Steel, Kalinganagar, in collaboration with the ‘Public Health’ team of Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company JUSCO, is engaged in this work, the release said.Due to such “proactive measures”, no case of dengue was reported among employees and contract workers of Tata Steel at Kalinganagar in 2015 and 2016, the release added.