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

Balconagar; । Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a unit of Vedanta Aluminium, recently organized a Mega Health Camp in Bhujankacchar, Chotia, in Korba district, in collaboration with the District Health Department. Undertaken with the aim of providing primary healthcare services to people in remote areas towards enhancing the community’s overall well-being, the camp witnessed a footfall of over 110 people who turned up to seek crucial primary healthcare, provided free-of-cost by the company.

 

During the camp, a dedicated team comprising doctors, community health officials, rural health coordinators, support staff, and nurses from several primary health centers, sub-health centers, and community health centers in the region together delivered essential health consultations and treatment to the community members. Apart from primary health check-ups, necessary medicines were also provided free-of-cost to the patients for their continued wellbeing.
The Mega Health Camp also supported those seeking long-term medical support by spreading awareness on the Government of India’s Ayushman Bharat scheme, through which beneficiaries could avail of affordable healthcare at government facilities. Notably, the camp was attended by residents from across 5 villages in the surrounding areas of Chotia.

Highlighting the impact of the initiative, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Director, BALCO, said, “At BALCO, we are dedicated to fostering the well-being of our communities. Central to this mission is the commitment to ensuring accessible and reliable healthcare. We recognize the transformative power of good health in empowering individuals and building flourishing communities. The resounding success of the Mega Health Camp in Chotia is a testament to this dedication. It reinforces our resolve to deploy initiatives that elevate community welfare, broaden opportunities, and catalyze holistic social progress.”

Appreciating the Mega Health Camp initiative, Mr. Rati Ram, Sarpanch of Ghuchapur, said, “This camp has helped deliver essential healthcare services closer to our doorsteps, helping ensure that those in need got an opportunity to more easily address their medical concerns. It has also boosted accessibility and awareness regarding quality healthcare, and we eagerly anticipate similar initiatives going forward. We extend our heartfelt gratitude 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, malnutrition, etc. Further, the company also operates a mobile health van every 15 days, effectively bringing quality healthcare right to the doorstep. 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 out to over 45,000 individuals in FY24 so far.

 

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