Vedanta Aluminium expands free mobile healthcare services in Odisha’s Sundargarh
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23.
Jharsuguda: In a bid to make quality healthcare services accessible in more underserved areas of the state, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has now extended its Mobile Health Vehicle (MHV) services to additional locations in Sundargarh district of Odisha.
Comprising teams of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and expert medical technicians, Vedanta’s MHV services are inclusive of preliminary medical consultations, blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, basic check-ups and essential medicines for common ailments, all of which are provided completely free of cost.
Villages in the district which will now covered under the initiative are Jamkhani, Girisima, Jharpalam, Ghogarpalli, Bhograkachar, Latapani, Rengalpani, Garjanjore, Mendra, Munderkhet, Bilaimunda Market and Luabahal, the company shared in a press release further adding that the service is expected to benefit over 18,000 people every year by providing doorstep access to primary healthcare consultations and medicines.
Besides this, Vedanta Aluminium also conducts regular health camps in the region where residents of nearby villages and other areas in their vicinity can avai basic services and consultation from qualified medical professionals.
The company also conducts cancer screening camps, health awareness sessions on common ailments, menstrual hygiene awareness sessions, mega health camps in partnership with government and other stakeholders, etc. for the wellbeing of local communities, the notice stated.
Speaking about the initiative, CEO – Mines, Vedanta Aluminium V. Srikanth said the core facet of the company’s developmental interventions in Odisha is to ensure total well-being of local communities. ” We strive to promote improved health and hygiene practices within the regions where we operate. Our multi-pronged initiatives are aimed at bridging the healthcare gap in rural communities and ensuring a better quality of life overall,” he said.
Welcoming the move, sarpanch of Jharpalam, one of the beneficiary villages, said the MHV program
is a boon for remote places as it makes quality healthcare accessible. ” I thank the company for coming
forward with this initiative and creating a positive difference in the village, which I believe will help
bring about a significant transformation in the lives of people here,” he said.
Vedanta Aluminium’s Mines Business has been working towards community development through focused interventions in the domains of education, healthcare, livelihood and grassroots sports. Among its other significant initiatives are the Vedanta Nand Ghars, which are modernized anganwadis that serve as community hubs for women and child development. The company has been making concerted efforts at socio-economic transformation in rural
Odisha by identifying the needs of communities and working to fulfil them in close partnership with
local administrations, welfare groups and community members.
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium,
manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23.
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