Health Camp for Sanitation Workers: A Collaborative Initiative to Improve their Health

Niladri Chakraborti, Monisha Ravi, Vinitha Murukesan | 2021


Sanitation workers provide an invaluable public service. However, the nature of their work exposes them to various occupational and environmental hazards putting their health at serious risk. While existing policy, laws, and government programs underscore the importance of safeguarding their health and safety, the reality is often different. This poster highlights the emerging health issues among the sanitation workforce, established through periodical health camps conducted in five town panchayats in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. These findings emphasize the necessity of regular health camps for sanitation workers as one of the preventive measures against their occupational health outcomes