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373 mines were inspected in fortnight: ACS
Jaipur: As many as 373 mines were inspected in a fortnight under the ongoing one-month special mine safety campaign in the state so far. Where there were shortcomings and deficiencies, the mine holders have been bound to ensure 100 percent compliance with mine safety standards.
At the same time, in the month of January, more than 15 thousand people benefitted by organizing more than 125 silicosis check-ups and awareness camps.
ACS Mines Dr. Subodh Agarwal said that the mines department in coordination with the health department organized 125 health check-up camps in which along with health check-ups, medicines, masks, and other safety equipment were provided to residents and laborers.
Health check-up of more than 40,000 mining workers has been done in the state from April 2022 to January 2023, while arrangements have been made for regular treatment of 3616 potential victims of silicosis.