Free health check-ups for mining workers by forest devp corp
NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand forest development corporation will organize regular medical camps at localities near Faila and other rivers in Kumaon division where mining workers stay during the season.
Over 10,000 workers, mostly migrant labourers from UP and Bihar, will get medical check ups and will be provided free medicines.
MPS Rawat, regional manager of the forest development corporation, said, “Camps will be organized at 11 gates of Gaula river on the weekend. We will encourage workers to get free check ups.”
The department provides the workers with safety kits which include gloves, masks, boots, ropes, a torch and various equipment to prevent injuries and diseases while mining river beds. The forest department also insures workers against accidents or physical injuries for up to Rs 1 lakh.
Courtesy: The Times of India