Vedanta Aluminium expands free mobile healthcare services to more locations in Sundargarh

9th May 2023

Jharsuguda, Odisha; 9th May 2023: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has now extended its Mobile Health Vehicle (MHV) services to additional locations in Sundargarh district, Odisha, helping make quality healthcare services accessible in more underserved areas of the state. Consisting of 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. The villages in Sundargarh district now covered under the initiative are Jamkhani, Girisima, Jharpalam, Ghogarpalli, Bhograkachar, Latapani, Rengalpani, Garjanjore, Mendra, Munderkhet, Bilaimunda Market and Luabahal.

The company’s MHV initiative is expected to benefit over 18,000 people every year by providing doorstep access to primary healthcare consultations and medicines. Vedanta Aluminium also conducts regular health camps in the region, where residents of nearby villages and other areas in their vicinity can avail of basic services and consultation from qualified medical professionals. Besides mobile health services, the company also conducts cancer screening camps, health awareness sessions on common ailments, menstrual hygiene awareness sessions, mega health camps in partnership with government & other stakeholders, etc. for the wellbeing of local communities.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr V. Srikanth, CEO – Mines, Vedanta Aluminium said, “Ensuring the total well-being of our local communities is a core facet of Vedanta Aluminium’s developmental interventions in Odisha. 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.”

Appreciating the company’s efforts, Shri Chandraba Majhi, Sarpanch of Jharpalam village where the MHV is providing healthcare services, said, “Interventions such as the MHV program are a boon for remote places like Jharpalam, and will be of immense help to our residents, who need to otherwise travel very far to access quality healthcare. 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.”

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. Through its interventions, the company is positively impacting the lives of the communities in its areas of operations and beyond, making community members vital partners in the shared growth and progress of the state. The company has been spurring a 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. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 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 have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. 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 i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 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.

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