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15th June 2023

BALCO Hospital sets new benchmarks in medical innovation with Laser Proctology advancements

Balconagar; 15th June 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, has achieved a new milestone in its efforts to ensure community access to quality healthcare. Incorporating advanced medical technologies, the BALCO Hospital has successfully performed two complex medical procedures recently, namely Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) and Laser Proctology, for the first time since its inception. The availability of these procedures is set to greatly benefit visitors to the hospital, and highlights BALCO’s dedication in providing advanced healthcare solutions to the community.

The skilled medical team at BALCO Hospital, which caters to over 2,50,000 patients each year from across Korba, Raigarh, Bilaspur and Janjgir Champa districts in Chhattisgarh, recently conducted Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) on two patients to help treat varicose veins. Commonly found in the thigh or calf areas, the condition results in swollen and bulging veins and leads to distressing symptoms such as pain and heaviness in the affected areas. Dr. Hemanth Kaja (MBBS, DNB, FMAS), Laparoscopic and Laser Surgeon, Proctologist, and Endoscopist at BALCO Hospital, performed the Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) treatment on the patients using advanced laser devices including Radical Fiber, Bare Fiber, and other equipment crucial in laser surgeries. Not only did this minimally invasive procedure improve the physical well-being of these patients, but it also addressed their aesthetic concerns, enhancing overall well-being.

Happy with the treatment, Mrs. Basanti Soni, one of the 2 patients successfully treated with Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), said, “I am sincerely grateful to the doctors at BALCO Hospital for their exceptional treatment and care for my varicose veins. Their dedication was very reassuring. The seamless treatment process, along with the hospital’s uncompromising commitment to a hygienic environment and providing quality food, made me feel truly fortunate. Thanks to their expertise, I am now able to walk without discomfort, and my experience at BALCO Hospital has left me deeply satisfied and indebted to their services.”

In addition, BALCO Hospital has also introduced Laser Proctology, an advanced surgical method to treat various conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus under its wide range of available medical procedures. Utilizing lasers, doctors will now be able to effectively treat common ailments such as hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, pilonidal sinuses, and polyps. This innovative approach will bring efficient and effective solutions to patients suffering from piles. In addition to Laser Proctology, the hospital is likely to integrate laser gynecological procedures into its advanced medical services, in the future, expanding its services to include a wider range of laser surgeries.

Talking about the medical advancements at BALCO Hospital, Dr. Vivek Sinha, Chief Medical Officer, BALCO Hospital said, “We believe in pushing the frontiers of medical innovation and providing only exceptional care to our patients at BALCO Hospital. With our latest advancements in Laser Proctology, we are revolutionizing treatment options and improving patient outcomes. We are proud to lead the way in delivering cutting-edge healthcare solutions that make a significant difference in the lives of our patients.”

Appreciating the significant advancements in treatments at BALCO hospital, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Director, BALCO said, “We are proud to support the introduction of cutting-edge medical technologies in the Korba district through BALCO hospital. By incorporating the latest medical technologies and equipment, we aim to enhance the accessibility and delivery of advanced healthcare services in the region. BALCO remains committed to promoting a healthier future for the community.”

BALCO Hospital plays a crucial role in meeting the healthcare demands of the community, offering 75 beds and a skilled medical team of 12 specialists, including general physicians, physiotherapists, dentists, ophthalmologists, ENT specialists, pediatricians, radiologists, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, and orthopedic surgeon. It also ensures comprehensive care for its patients through regular visits by specialists such as gastrologist, cardiologists, urologists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, and spine surgeons. Additionally, as an ISO 9001-2015 certified facility, the hospital boasts robust quality management systems, backed by a team of 27 nurses and 80 staff members. It actively participates in the Ayushman Bharat scheme, conducts regular screening and awareness camps, and supports vital government vaccination programs.

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is India’s iconic aluminium producer. It is owned 51% by Vedanta Limited and 49% by the Government of India and. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. BALCO operates a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is also a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelter and power plants, the company fulfills 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, Namibia, and Australia. 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. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the 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. Vedanta and its group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and were conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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