For the last two years, Doctor Chittaranjan Jena and his team have been visiting 12 villages in the Dasmantpur block of the Koraput district of Odisha to provide healthcare support.
The villages are—Ghatmundar, Alchi, Baghalamti, Kalati, Gadri, Haladisil, Bendela, Ambaguda, Koraguda, Phundaguda, Gadaligumma, and Laresh, and the team visits one village every week, once their work hours end.
He walks kilometres every week to ensure these interior villages get the medical care they can’t afford.
For the same, he has set up a committee named, ‘Gaonku Chala Committee,’ which means ‘let’s go to the villages,’ with his fellow medical practitioners to aid these villagers. From supplying soap bars, mosquito nets & free medical care, to providing Health awareness sessions, they have been impacted it all.
His team includes Trilochan Jena and Sanjeev Kumar Tripathy, both pharmacists; Rajesh Ranjan Satapathy, Rita Hial, and Sanjukta Patro, all health workers; Rabindra Kumar Sagar, a work assistant; and Mr Basudev Jani, a social worker.