The card was launched at an event with the newly elected panchayat representatives from Lanjigarh and Muniguda blocks of Kalahandi
Lanjigarh, Kalahandi district, Odisha; 23rd November, 2022: Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, has launched a digital health card for patients visiting the Vedanta Hospital in Lanjigarh, Kalahandi district (Odisha). The card features a Quick Response (QR) code which can be scanned to track the patient’s complete history of healthcare facilities availed at the hospital, including records of test reports, prescriptions, and X-Ray reports. In such a remote region, this will help patients and their doctors access faster, better healthcare by enabling quicker, ready reference to their medical history digitally.
The digital health card will be issued to every individual choosing to avail of medical service from the Vedanta Hospital and will become a mandatory document for all beneficiaries. This is a first of its kind initiative at the facility and will help ensure a seamless experience for the more than 60,000 people who seek quality healthcare at the Vedanta Hospital each year.
The health card was launched by Vedanta Lanjigarh in the presence of the newly elected panchayat representatives from Lanjigarh and Muniguda blocks of Kalahandi. Vedanta Lanjigarh’s leadership highlighted the several measures the company has taken towards the development of the district and plans for the future. Appreciating the transformational impact Vedanta has had in the various villages under their blocks, the representatives put forward more suggestions towards bettering sustainable livelihood opportunities for the community so as to improve their quality of life further.
Launching the digital health card, Mr GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Alumina Business, Vedanta Limited, said, “Vedanta Lanjigarh has continuously worked towards enabling communities with opportunities for education, healthcare and skill development. The newly launched digital health cards will help our community members keep track of their health, by making available all information necessary to ensure better decision making. We also take this opportunity to acknowledge the continued support of the panchayat members over the years. They have been cherished partners in helping us identify areas of development and run impactful programs to improve the quality of life of local communities. We look forward to a continued partnership with them in effectively implementing our initiatives targeted towards community development.”
Appreciating the digital health card initiative, Parikshit Naik, Zila Parishad member, Lanjigarh Zone 2, said, “Vedanta has immensely contributed to ensuring high-quality healthcare in its surrounding areas, through the comprehensive, quality services offered by the Vedanta Hospital. The health card will enable smoother services for patients and help them take informed decisions about their health. We were also pleased to interact with the leadership of Vedanta Lanjigarh on the occasion, and with them, deliberate on various avenues of partnership for the overall growth of the community.”
Vedanta Lanjigarh’s health card initiative is in line with the National Digital Health Card launched under the pilot project of the National Digital Health Mission by the Government of India. The Vedanta Hospital, Lanjigarh has also been recently recognized as an Employers Utilization Dispensary, under the ESIC Scheme, an acknowledgement of the affordable yet excellent quality of its services.
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery in Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district, Odisha), India since 2007 and an associated 75 MW captive power plant. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.