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Tata Steel inaugurates 18th Lifeline Express Project

Jamshedpur, November 30, 2014

~ A collaborative effort with Impact India Foundation, Indian Railways and Bastar District Administration ~
~14961 patients benefited in last 16 years, 77049 patients registered in last 17 camps ~
~ 772 patients benefited in last Life Line Express at Jagdalpur in 2006 with 3963 registrations ~

Tata Steel is committed towards providing health care services in its area of operations. In keeping with this, Tata Steel today inaugurated the 18th Lifeline Express Project, a first of its kind hospital on wheels, at Jagdalpur, Bastar in Chhattisgarh. The project was inaugurated by Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh and Mr. T V Narendran, MD, India and SEA, Tata Steel. The medical mission has been organised by Tata Steel in collaboration with the Indian Railways, Impact India Foundation and Bastar district Administration to provide free treatment to villagers at Bastar District, Chhattisgarh. Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh lauded the initiative and congratulated Tata Steel for its continuos commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility. The villagers will be able to avail free treatment till December 23, 2014.

Since its inception, Tata Steel has pursued the cause of community welfare based on its vision that in a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business but is, in fact, the very purpose of its existence. It is this vision of Tata Steel that manifests itself to focusing on providing health care services and improving the quality of lives of the people. Lifeline Express, one of the major innovations in the history of Indian medical history, is equipped with a modern operation theatre, which offers diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment for prevention and curative interventions. Launched on July 16, 1991, this project, owned by Impact India Foundation, was founded in partnership with the Indian Railways and Health Ministry. The project has been financed by Impact UK, international benevolent sources, Indian business houses and some renowned people. Tata Steel has been financing the initiative since 1991.

No. of Lifeline Express Projects associated with Tata Steel in different parts of the country

Jharkhand 7
Odisha 7
West Bengal 1
Chhattisgarh 1 in 2006 and proposed second time in 2014
Tamil Nadu 1

Achievements till date - (Lifeline Express association with TATA STEEL from 1991-2013)

Total Beneficiaries Total cases administered Aids and Appliances
Eye Ortho ENT Plastic Dental Ortho ENT
14961 5379 726 1850 1015 682 2778 2531

Achievements - (Lifeline Express association with TATA STEEL at Jagdalpur)

Total Beneficiaries Total Cases Administered Aids and Appliances
Eye Ortho ENT Plastic Dental Ortho ENT
3963 383 23 10 121 0 90 145

Facilities provided at Lifeline Express

  • Fully equipped Operation Theatre to conduct three operations simultaneously
  • Pre-Post-Operative Ward
  • Diesel Generating Sets for continuous power supply
  • Audiometric diagnostic, X-ray and Pathological Laboratory
  • Changing and Rest room for Surgeons and Para-Medical Staff between surgeries.
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • An auditorium that can seat up to 50 people.

Type of cases attended to at Lifeline Express

  • Restoration of movement to polio and orthopedically affected persons by surgery and provision of calipers
  • Assessment of curvature of cornea by a Keratometer
  • Correction of clefts through surgery
  • Restoration of hearing through surgery and supply of hearing aids
  • The newly launched Dental unit

Frequency of Operations conducted

  • Corrective polio surgeries-15 to 18 per day
  • Cataract IOL implant-50-60 per day
  • Ear-15 to 18 per day
  • Dental 15-18 per day

About Tata Steel

Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 24.81 billion in FY 14, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.