INDIACSR News Network
LANJIGARH: More than 300 patients from nearby villages of Muniguda Block were treated and were distributed medicines free of cost at a day-long Health Camp on March 26, 2013 organized at Dahikhal in Odisha’s Rayagada district. The Health Camp – inaugurated by Dr. S. Padhi, Additional District Medical Officer, Rayagada – was organised by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) in association with Government Health Department, Rayagada. Also present on the occasion was Dr. Mukesh Kumar, President & Chief Operating Officer, VAL.
The Health Camp, as part of VAL’s Corporate Social Responsibility, benefitted a lot of tribal people living in the vicinity of Muniguda block like – Sitarampur, Bijaybandli, Asurpada, Sibapadar, Drukulima, Khuntubadi, Patraguda, Pajawali, Chhadran, Serabali etc.
Inaugurating the camp Dr. Padhi said, “Vedanta’s effort to provide better healthcare is a noble step. We are hopeful that in future together we will work for the development of the people.” On the occasion Dr. Mukesh Kumar said, “Providing better health care service to the people living in the region is VAL’s prime responsibility. We will work in collaboration with the district administration to serve the people of this region.” He also asked the people to come to Vedanta Hospital at Lanjigarh on other days.
Specialized doctors were available to treat the patients like Dr. Manoranjan Rout, Child Specialist from Community Health Centre, Muniguda. Apart from him Dr. Chinky Gupta – Dental Surgeon, Dr. Satyanarayan Behera (O & G), Dr. Akshya Sahu, Dr. Purohit, Dr. S K Mishra and Dr. Supriti Patra (Physiotherapist) of Vedanta Hospital, Lanjigarh were also present.
Among others present were Koustav Ratan Kundu, Head-HR (VAL), Niharika Sahu, Head-CSR (VAL) and local leaders of the area like Ram Behera, Chandra Behera etc.
VAL, through its medical outreach program, has been providing health care services to people in remote tribal areas who are deprived of healthcare service. The Mobile Health Unit and outreach camp of the company is reaching the unreached and providing health services at door step of tribal people.