Essar Steel Hazira and Essar Foundation organized a general health camp in the premises of Hazira Primary School on December 1, 2013 for people from nearby villages. Free general health checkup and eye checkup services were provided in the camp.
Patients were screened for primary illnesses including hypertension and blood sugar and provided necessary medication. Those requiring further examination and medical attention were asked to visit Care Nursing Hospital. The eye checkup service detected cataract and the need for vision correction in patients, especially the children and the elderly.
Patient data was collected for follow-up with secondary health care. Employee volunteers from Essar Steel actively supported the initiative.
Essar Foundation has been one of the major facilitators of rural health outreach in Hazira since its inception. In the first half of FY 2013-14, close to 600 local people availed primary health care services in the health camps and monthly Mamta Divas programs (under the Government of India's Integrated Child Development Scheme).
Specialists and healthcare professionals from Care Nursing Hospital in Nandniketan Township and Eye Q Super Specialty Hospital, Surat extended primary health care services during the camp.