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20th June 2023

BALCO’s Mega Health Camp brings quality healthcare to rural communities in Chotia

Balconagar; 20th June 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, recently organized a Mega Health Camp in Lalpur village, Chotia, in collaboration with the District Health Department. Undertaken with the aim of providing primary healthcare services and enhancing the community’s overall well-being, the camp witnessed an exceptional response with over 330 people turning up to seek medical interventions.

During the camp, a dedicated team comprising doctors, community health officials, rural health coordinators, support staff, and nurses drawn from several primary health centers, sub-health centers, and community health centers together delivered essential health consultation and treatment to the community. They ensured quality healthcare services and the provision of necessary medicines, all of which were provided free-of-cost to the participants.

In addition to providing general health check-ups and consultations, the Mega Health Camp also focused on spreading awareness of Ayushman Card registrations, through which beneficiaries could register themselves for affordable healthcare. Notably, the impact of the camp extended beyond Chotia, reaching 4 Panchayats and 7 villages in the surrounding areas. This allowed numerous residents to access much-needed medical attention and services.

Talking about the response received from the Mega Health Camp, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO, and Director, BALCO, said, “Community wellbeing is a cornerstone of our commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the communities we serve. At BALCO, we recognize the vital importance of accessible and quality healthcare in empowering individuals and fostering thriving communities. The resounding attendance for the Mega Health Camp in Chotia comes as an added motivation in our efforts to implement initiatives that prioritize community well-being, enhance healthcare accessibility and foster comprehensive social development.”

Appreciating the Mega Health Camp, Mr. Rati Ram, Sarpanch of Ghuchapur, expressed, ” This initiative has brought vital healthcare services right to our doorstep, benefiting our community in numerous ways. The Mega Health Camp has undoubtedly improved accessibility and awareness regarding healthcare, and we look forward to more such initiatives in the future. We are immensely grateful to BALCO and the District Health Department for organizing the Mega Health Camp in Chotia.”

BALCO is focused on serving the community through impactful healthcare interventions under its Project Arogya. The company ensures accessibility of quality primary healthcare services for communities through Rural Health Posts and awareness creation through campaigns on crucial topics such as HIV, Maternal & Child health, and malnutrition. Further, the company also operates a mobile health van every 15 days, effectively addressing healthcare challenges through home visitations. It also organizes mega health camps and awareness campaigns, promoting vaccinations and hygiene practices, while ensuring accessible healthcare through home visits and specialized consultations. Through its curative and preventive services, the company has reached over 44000 individuals in FY23.

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 fulfils 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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