Vedanta Aluminium’s rural health camps reach 10,000 residents

Sijimali, 05 December, 2023 – Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, successfully organized a series of health camps reaching out to more than 10,000 people in a span of 6 weeks. Through this community-centric endeavour, crucial healthcare services and essential medicationswere delivered free-of-cost to the residents of 25 under-served and remote villages in the areas neighbouring Sijimali in Kalahandi & Rayagada districts of Odisha.

 Focused on providing quality healthcare in remote communities, the camps offered an array of completely freeservices, including complimentary medical check-ups, malaria screenings, blood sugar tests, and the provision of essential medications. These services not only addressed immediate health concerns but also played a vital role in providingpreventive care, thereby enhancing the overall well-being of the community.Vedanta’s proactive outreach garnered widespread appreciation from the villagers. They conveyed their gratitude and voiced their desire for more such frequent health camps in their respective villages.

 Speaking about Vedanta’s community-focused healthcare initiatives,Mr. V. Srikanth, CEO (Mines), Vedanta Aluminium, said, “At Vedanta, we recognize the fundamental importance of ensuring accessible healthcare for all. Through our Mobile Health Units (MHU), preventive health camps, cancer screening camps and more, we strive to bolster rural healthcare and bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility. We firmly believe that by continuing to extend our healthcare outreach, we can create a lasting positive impact on the well-being of our communities. Through innovative collaborations, we envision a future where sustainable healthcare substantially improves the lives of people in the areas where we operate.”

 Ms. Sharmila Majhi, Sarpanch, Sunger Gram Panchayat, expressed her appreciation for Vedanta’s healthcare interventions and stated, “Vedanta’s recent health camps have made a tangible difference in our region.These health camps have provided comprehensive healthcare services, such as medical screenings and essential medications, and have significantly improved the accessibility of quality healthcare services for our community members. We deeply appreciate Vedanta’s dedicated efforts towards prioritizing community development. Their commitment demonstrates the positive impact of proactive initiatives in addressing crucial healthcare needs where it is most required.”

 Vedanta Aluminium’s Mines Business is dedicated to propelling community development through focused interventions in the spheres of education, healthcare, livelihood,rural infrastructure, and grassroots sports& culture. A standout among its many initiatives are the Vedanta Nand Ghars, that are modernized anganwadis which function as vibrant community centres for holistic development providing quality healthcare and proper nutrition to children, pregnant women, and lactatingmothers. Through these endeavours, the company is actively enhancing the lives of communities within its operational areas and beyond, establishing community members as essential contributors to the shared growth and progress of the state. By working closely with local authorities, welfare organizations, and community members, the company is actively driving a socio-economic transformation in rural Odisha, responding to the unique needs of communities, and collaboratively fulfilling them.

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