Hindalco Facilitates Cataract Screening Camp at Hirakud in Odisha

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HIRAKUD: Hirakud based Hindalco Industries Ltd., a unit of Aditya Birla Group has been facilitating and providing specialized health care attention to the people from near its plant periphery under its various CSR programmes. In a special drive taken up to bring respite to the people of Hirakud especially the elderly suffering from Vision related problems, the company has extended its support in organizing a Cataract screening camp, here at the Lions Club premises on March 25, 2016.

Out of 120 patients who registered during the day, around 30 patients have been referred for operation and treatment. The visiting doctors from Burla and the technical staff who conducted the camp also provided counselling to the patients for various eye related problems such as blurred vision, pain, itching, watering and eye care etc.

Shivanand Mohanty, DGM – PR and CSR, Hindalco said that the company will also facilitate in sending the identified patients to VIMSAR Medical hospital at Burla for necessary surgical interventions.

Speaking about the health initiatives of the company benefitting the community, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Head Hindalco Hirakud Location said, “Health care has always been a prime focus area. The company has arranged for regular visit of additional specialist doctors three days in a week at the Hirakud Govt Hospital for the benefit of people of Hirakud at large, besides a gamut of activities that the CSR team is actively engaged in like conducting periodic health awareness camps, dental care and blood grouping camps at different schools in plant periphery including an orphanage located in Hirakud.”

The company has also been consistently working to uplift the health conditions of the malnourished children belonging to the urban areas who are among the marginalized lot and who could not make through the Govt schemes which in most cases are meant for the rural areas only, he added.

Among others, present during the camp were CSR coordinators of Hindalco, members of Lions Club Hirakud and volunteers drawn from different localities of Hirakud. Shivanand thanked the community volunteers and doctors for their support and participation and promised to facilitate more such initiatives benefitting the community.

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