Tata Steel will host Lifeline Express, the world’s first hospital on-wheels, in Ganjam district from April 17 to May 11.
The train will be stationed at the Chhatrapur railway station and provide free surgical interventions for those suffering from post-polio deformities, hearing disorder, dental and eye-related problems.
The health services also include free surgery, medicines, accommodation, hearing aids, callipers, tricycles and wheel-chairs. This is the second time that the Lifeline Express will station in Ganjam district and the seventh time in the State. The train aims to cater to the people of two districts Ganjam and Kandhamal.
Tata Steel has so far
hosted the Hospital on Wheels at Gopalpur, Bamnipal, Jajpur Road and Meramundali. The train is equipped with a modern operation theatre along with advanced diagnostic unit and a medical centre. So far, more than 24,000 differently-abled persons across the State have benefited from the initiative.