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21st December 2023

Hon’ble Deputy CM Shri Arun Sao Ji Inaugurates BALCO Medical Centre’s State-of-the-Art Daycare Facility for Cancer Care

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India – December 21, 2023: BALCO Medical Centre (BMC) introduced state-of-the-art Daycare facility for cancer care with the inauguration of its new Cancer Daycare Centre in Raipur city. The facility was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh State, Shri Arun Sao ji, on December 21, 2023. This marks a significant milestone in bringing advanced cancer care to the heart of Raipur, located near Colors Mall in Pachpedi Naka.

The centre, equipped with eight chemotherapy units and state-of-the-art facilities, is committed to providing individualized patient care. Services offered include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, sample, and report collection, OPD consultations, and associated Cancer Support Services.

Amenities at BMC Cancer Daycare meet international standards and will cater to patients not only in Raipur but across Chhattisgarh and neighboring states. Experienced and renowned oncologists will provide OPD consultations from 9 AM to 5 PM six days a week. The centre also has an in-house cafe, which will cater to meals for patients and their caretakers while they undergo treatment.

As Central India’s largest and most advanced cancer institute, BALCO Medical Centre in Naya Raipur will serve as the main hub, providing 24-hour comprehensive cancer care services. Skilled team of oncologists and state-of-the-art machines will facilitate advanced surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, PET scan, SPECT scan, HDT, LDT therapy, bone marrow transplant, ICU facilities, micro-incision surgeries, pain, and palliative care, and 24/7 lab services, blood bank, pharmacy, call centre, and emergency services.

Shri Arun Sao Ji, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh State, and Chief Guest of the ceremony congratulated the team on the successful inauguration of the centre. He stated, “With the alarming rise in cancer cases, this initiative stands as a crucial step forward in our collective fight against this formidable adversary. The world-class healthcare facilities provided at BMC’s Daycare Center will undoubtedly prove to be a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with cancer. I appreciate BALCO Medical Centre for this commendable effort, and I am confident that this center will play a pivotal role in advancing treatments and making a meaningful impact on the lives of many.”

Mrs. Jyoti Agarwal, Chairperson of BALCO Medical Centre, emphasized the centre’s dedication to advancing healthcare in the region. She stated, “The placement of our Daycare Centre in the city center is a deliberate effort to enhance accessibility for our patients. By bringing cancer healthcare closer to homes, we aim to simplify the cancer treatment process, allowing individuals to prioritize their well-being without challenges. This Daycare Centre, facilitating regular check-ups, follow-ups, and treatments, particularly for procedures like chemotherapy, will not only reduce patients’ long travel hours and healthcare expenses related to admissions but will also give them the opportunity to seamlessly incorporate their healthcare into their daily lives, bringing a sense of normalcy and stability throughout their cancer journey.”

Appreciating BALCO Medical Centre and its new Daycare Centre, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO & Director, BALCO, said, “Under the visionary leadership of Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Group, the BALCO Medical Centre has emerged as a beacon of hope for those in need of advanced cancer care. We through this state-of-the-art facility in Naya Raipur are committed to facilitating advanced treatments that can prove beneficial to many. With the inauguration of the extended Daycare Centre in the heart of the city, we are poised to make a meaningful impact on individuals battling cancer.”

The thematic ambiance has been designed to be soothing and pleasant for patients, with chemotherapy chambers featuring abundant natural lighting. Patients feel happier and tend to respond well to treatment, resulting in a faster recovery, mentioned Dr. Bhawna Sirohi, Medical Director at BALCO Medical Centre.  Dr. Sirohi further expressed enthusiasm, stating, “The centre also boasts an international-level admixing facility with an in-house onco-pharmacist to ensure the utmost safety of our patients and faster delivery of chemotherapy drugs.

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. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 1st in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2023 world rankings for the aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. 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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