NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Dec 11 - Dejoo Tea Estate hospital in Lakhimpur has become the best tea garden hospital in Assam. The hospital has already bagged the Best Tea Garden Hospital Award of the Assam government recently.
Goodricke India’s Dejoo Tea Estate, located on the banks of Ranganadi river stretching from the picturesque slopes of the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has been in focus since a long time for its developmental works for the betterment of employees, workers and environment under the stewardship of Jyotirmoy Kakati, the senior manager.
The hospital in Dejoo Tea Estate has a 30-bed facility which is managed by a doctor, two nurses, one pharmacist, one laboratory technician and paramedical staff. The hospital is serving a 6000 resident population of Dejoo Tea Estate along with unspecified patients from the surrounding villages under Nowboicha Revenue Circle. The tea garden, which used to be infamous for malaria a few years back, has now been reporting nil malaria cases in the last four years due to persistent anti-malarial activities in the workers colony initiated by the management. There have been no infant mortality cases and no maternal mortality cases in the last three years.
Besides these, awareness meetings on health, sanitation, hygiene and healthy food habits are being organised regularly in collaboration with district health department in the tea garden. These activities is showing a positive result as there is no epidemic reported in Dejoo Tea Estate during the last few years.
It may be recalled that Dejoo Tea Estate received the Best Tea Garden Hospital Award on Shramik Kalyan Divas at Rangapara in Sonitpur on November 23, where Jyotirmoy Kakati, manager, Dejoo Tea Estate received the award from Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.