Vedanta Aluminium conducts cancer screening camp in Koraput

9th July 2022

Bhubaneswar, Odisha; 9th July 2022: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, conducted a cancer screening camp and awareness campaign at District Headquarters Hospital of Jeypore, Koraput, in association with the Vedanta BALCO Medical Centre (BMC) cancer hospital. Citizens from the area and nearby districts thronged the free screening camp. A cancer detection van, equipped with various cancer detection tests such as pap smears and oral cytology was deployed across across 40 villages of Jeypore and nearby areas for a week, reaching out to more than 84,000 residents in the process. Doctors from BMC provided free consultation to the citizens, with potential patients being referred to the hospital for further treatment.

The BALCO Medical Centre is one of the most preferred facilities in the country for advanced radiation therapy, brachytherapy, nuclear medicine, surgeries, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, blood-related disorders, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and pain & palliative care. The hospital offers many latest technologies in cancer diagnostics and treatment like PSMA & DOTA scan, virtual planning and 3D modelling in head & neck cancer surgeries, CRS & HIPEC, advanced microvascular surgeries, lutetium therapy and allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Since inception, BMC has already made a difference to the lives of lakhs of people, dedicating itself to the three important pillars of prevention, screening and treatment.

Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s community outreach initiatives, Mr. V Srikanth, CEO – Mines, Vedanta Aluminium said, “At Vedanta, community health is an important pillar of our social endeavours. Our health interventions include door-to-door service through mobile health units, health camps, ambulance service, etc. and reach out to the remotest corners of the state, where they are needed the most, thereby improving the quality of life in the region. At the areas where we have our operations, we are proactively undertaking measures to bring about socio-economic transformation in the lives of local communities, in various realms such as sustainable livelihood, quality education, skill development, women’s empowerment and community infrastructure.

Mr. Subash Rout, a social worker from the region who attended the camp, said, “Timely detection of cancer can go on to save many lives. Unfortunately, at remote places like Koraput, people do not have access to quality healthcare. Vedanta Aluminium’s screening and awareness camp is a step towards bringing in better health interventions to the region. I thank the company for coming forward with this initiative and creating a positive difference in the lives of the residents here, most of whom cannot afford the testing and treatment costs of this deadly disease.”

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 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. 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.

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

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About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium at 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. Vedanta is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. 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.

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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.
Sonal[dot]Choithani[at]vedanta[dot]co[dot]in
www.vedantaaluminium.com

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