Vedanta Lanjigarh conducts cancer screening

Lanjigarh, Kalahandi District, Odisha, 5thMarch, 2024- Vedanta Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina and a part of Vedanta Aluminium, conducted a week-long health camp for cancer screening &prevention awareness and disability assistance in remote regions of Kalahandi district, Odisha. The camp reached out to more than 600 residents from nearby communities. The week-longhealth campaign is a part ofthe company’svarious health programmes, that aims to mitigate various prevalent health maladiesand facilitate free-of-cost and quality healthcare for the local communities.Thecompany’s overall health initiatives reached out to 75,000 peoplein FY24.

The recently held health campaign encapsulated two major drives – a cancer prevention drive that was conducted in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi Hospital & Research Institute, based in Visakhapatnam – a leading cancer hospital in the region. The drive aimed at promoting greater awareness on cancer prevention, timely detection, and care.  A screening camp was also organisedas part of the campaign and included adiverse range of early detection facilities as well asfree consultations withspecialists.

Secondly, a disabilityassistance camp was alsoorganised in collaboration with Jaipurfoot, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works with people with locomotor disabilities by identifying and distributing customised prosthetic aids and appliances. Thecamp reached out topeople with special needs from neighbouring communities, enabling them to lead a self-sufficient life.Vedanta Lanjigarh’s initiatives are focusedenhancing the qualityof life in the areas of its operations, closely aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) ofGood Health &Well-being (SDG3).

Speaking on the company’s health endeavours, Mr. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya, CEO-Alumina Business, Vedanta Ltd- said, “We firmly believe that access to quality healthcare is a catalyst for socio-economic progress. At Vedanta Lanjigarh, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the well-being of the communities around us. Through targeted interventions in health, we strive to elevate the collective health standards in remote and underserved regions of the country, contributing to the holistic development of the region. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that a healthier community paves the way for a stronger and more prosperous future.”

Appreciating the initiative, Mr. Chancher Majhi, Sarpanch of Basantpada Gram Panchayat, said, “My heartfelt gratitude to Vedanta Lanjigarh for extending regular support to all the villages in vicinity by organising free health drives for the people with different needs. Such kinds of holistic interventions ensure a healthy community and Vedanta successfully fulfils its commitment towards the community’s development through such initiatives.” Vedanta Lanjigarh has also been supporting the local communities through several additional healthcare initiatives, including: 

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