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27th December 2022

BALCO wins Arogya World Healthy Workplace Award – 2022

Balconagar; 27th December, 2022: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic Aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, has been conferred with ‘Gold Award’ presented by Arogya World in category of ‘Healthy Workplaces Awards – 2022’. Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working towards prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, thus, educating and empowering people to take definitive steps towards leading healthier lives. The award is a testimony to BALCO’s best-in-class employee health & wellbeing practices, deeply rooted in a culture of care.

BALCO is playing an instrumental role in making healthcare accessible to all through its 75-bed super specialty BALCO Hospital in Balconagar, Korba. The hospital is equipped with 24X7 emergency service, Out Patient Department, In Patient Department, Intensive and Coronary care unit, Neonatal ICU, Maternity Services (ANC, Normal + LSCS), Immunization Service,  Cashless Facility, Major Routine and Emergency Surgeries, Minor Day Care Procedures, Dental Wing, Pathology (Powered by Automatic Analysers), Radiology Department (Digital X-Ray, HD USG), Cardiac Station, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Colposcopy, Laparoscopy, Physiotherapy unit, pre-recruitment medical check-up, periodic health check-up, mobile medical unit for adopted remote villages, and more. Apart from regular services the hospital also provides facilities in medical disciplines such as Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, General Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT and Physiotherapy. The Hospital is also Ayushman empaneled in ortho/gen surgery and ENT. The BALCO Hospital treats around 2 lakh patients annually, making it a major destination for quality healthcare in the region.

Apart from this, BALCO has rolled out a variety of initiatives and programs like providing doorstep healthcare services in the vicinity through its Mobile Health Unit (MHU). Operated in association with Help Age India, the MHU is serving and providing primary healthcare services to around 45 communities of Balconagar and nearby rural areas. Since its inception around 15000 residents have been benefitted from the project. Another such project is the Rural Health Post, which is benefiting around 3000 residents annually by providing them with best healthcare facilities in their locality.

Talking about BALCO’s commitment towards transforming healthcare in the region, Mr. Abhijit Pati, CEO & Director, BALCO, said, “BALCO is committed to ensure easy access to healthcare services for the communities around our operations. We aiming to augment the medical services in the region, and with it, improve the quality of life of people residing in remote areas and the vulnerable sections of the community such as the elderly and children. Towards this end, our BALCO Hospital is playing a crucial role in strengthening the health infrastructure in the region.”

Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is India’s iconic aluminium producer. It is owned 49% by the Government of India and 51% by Vedanta Limited. 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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