More than 5,000 patients living in southern part of the State received treatments on board the ‘Lifeline Express’, a hospital-on-wheels sponsored by Tata Steel at Chhatrapur railway station in Ganjam district.

The unique health camp, inaugurated on April 18 and concluded on May 10, provided free surgical interventions in areas of post-polio deformities, hearing disorders, dental ailments, cleft lip and eye problems of the people.

This year, more than 5,000 patients living in Ganjam and parts of Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nayagarh, Khurda and Puri districts received treatment through this initiative of the Tata Steel, a company release said on Sunday.

The event was organised in association with Impact India Foundation, Government of Odisha, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Indian Railways, the release said. -PTI