In keeping with our objective of improving the health conditions of local communities, we provide a wide spectrum of basic and specialized health services which include mobile health units (MHU), basic health services with childcare facilities, multi-speciality health camps, and many more.
BALCO Medical Centre
BALCO Medical Centre (BMC), the flagship initiative of Vedanta’s philanthropic outfit, the Vedanta Medical Research Foundation (VMRF), has emerged as one of the biggest cancer hospitals in central India and gained tremendous popularity as a sought-after treatment centre in India, exclusively devoted to early detection, precise diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and physical and emotional rehabilitation of patients suffering from cancer. A Centre of Excellence in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, BMC brings ultra-modern, multi-modality diagnostic and therapeutic facilities within easy reach at a reasonable and affordable cost.
Vedanta Hospital is a 20-bedded state-of-the-art medical facility at Lanjigarh, well equipped with doctors, physiotherapists and visiting specialists, and 24X7 ambulance service for referrals. The hospital gets a daily footfall of more than 200 patients. It has been recognized for sickle cell detection and antenatal check-up under Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matrutwa Abhiyan. We have also deployed a Mobile Health Unit at Lanjigarh, which provides health services to over 50 remote villages per month, providing quality medical consultation and medicines free of cost at people’s doorstep. We also support the Maa Santoshi Jankalyan Hospital, the only medical service centre in the remote region of Bankakundru, which caters to over 27,000 people.
Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre
Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda, has collaborated with SRL Diagnostics to build an advanced state-of-the-art multispecialty facility – the Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre, at Jharsuguda. It will aid in greater penetration of medical services in the hinterland, bringing specialized medical services to the doorsteps of Jharsuguda citizenry. The centre shall offer over 500 tests and specialized services like Radiology, Mammography, ECG/PFT/TMT, Vision, Digital X-Ray, Audiometry, among others.
Mobile Health Unit
Taking the condition of rural healthcare facility into account, we started the Mobile Health Unit (MHU) with the objective to facilitate basic doorstep medical services and minimize incidence of hospitalization in the rural margins of Jharsuguda. The MHU is a specialized van having required medical equipment and medicines, along with a medical staff comprising a qualified and experienced doctor, nurse, lab technician and pharmacist, for identification, screening, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients. As per a pre-determined schedule, the MHU visits nearly 30 villages weekly once where the staff conduct health primary check-ups and disburse medicines free of cost for the same. We also conduct several multi-specialty health camps like gynaecology, paediatric, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, respiratory ailments, diabetes, malaria, dengue, typhoid, and skin diseases in collaboration with Jharsuguda District Health Dept. and renowned health institutions.
Clean Energy for Better Health
To ensure better collective health at community level, Vedanta Limited Lanjigarh has brought together Corporate, Community and Government to promote affordable and energy-efficient fuel-alternatives that puts the health and safety of individuals as priority. We are helping local communities replace kerosene/paraffin lanterns with solar lights and wood-fuelled chulhas with fuel-efficient ones, all of which are helping reduce emissions and toxic fumes which often adversely impact the health of women. Additionally, it is helping children study in the evening hours and enabling women to go about their household chores effortlessly at night, which was quite difficult for them earlier.
Vedanta is the first corporate to roll out an Employer Led Model (ELM) for HIV/AIDS awareness of truckers and migrant population in the form of ‘Project Jagruti’, which is driven in partnership with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS). Given the number of migrant workers, floating population, and truckers in and around our operations, and their vulnerability to sexually transmitted diseases, especially fatal ones like HIV/AIDS, Project Jagruti was conceptualized to educate the masses, especially vulnerable target groups, and thereby prevent HIV/AIDS. To implement the project, Vedanta had signed an MoU with OSACS in 2015.
Project Arogya is BALCO’s umbrella project in community health, which is being implemented in partnership with NGO SROUT. Under Arogya, we carry out various interventions in primary healthcare and conduct awareness camps on various diseases, with specific emphasis on malaria, TB, HIV, and maternal and child health.