Vedanta launches mobile health in Sundargarh

Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has launchedMobile Health Unit (MHU) services in Sundargarh district, for making doorstep healthcare services accessible in remote villages.

The company also organised a health camp at Jharpalam village, wherein residents of the village and nearby areas availed of the primary healthcare services provided by the MHU’s medical professionals. The company’s employees also volunteered for successful execution of the health camp.

Through its MHU, Vedanta Aluminium will helppeople from multiple villages of Sundargarh access quality healthcare services, which include preliminarymedical consultation, blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, basic check-upsand essentialmedicines for common ailments. All of which were provided free of cost to the participants in the Jharpalam health camp and will continue to be provided to the residents through MHU service.The medical team of the MHU comprises of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist and coordinator. In all, the initiative is expected to benefit over 4,500 people througheasy access to essential healthcare consultations and medicines.

Speaking about the initiative, V. Srikanth, CEO – Mines (Vedanta Aluminium) said,“Vedanta Aluminium’s commitment to the sustainable development goal of ‘Good Health and Well-being’ is reflected in our endeavours to better the collective health status in the regions where we operate. Through focused interventions such as our Mobile Health Units and health camps, we are helping bridge the rural communities’ access to quality healthcare services right at their doorsteps. We intend to scale up our efforts in this space.”

Prasanna Gidali, a local resident who attended the camp, said, “Health camps like these help us immensely by providing affordable healthcare facilities close to our home.The doctors gave us valuable information and advice and created awareness on various facets of health amongstour community. I thank Vedanta for such initiatives, which I believe will help our villagesdevelop much faster.”