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Vedanta Aluminium’s blood donation drive to support blood banks in Odisha and Chhattisgarh



Vedanta Aluminium organized voluntary blood donation camps across its operations in Odisha and Chhattisgarh on the occasion of World Health Day to support local government blood banks.

Nearly 900 units of blood were donated by employees and business partners across Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh in Odisha, and BALCO in Chhattisgarh where the company has its operations.

In Odisha, Vedanta Aluminium conducted a multi-specialty health camp for local communities in Kalahandi district in association with Medicover Hospitals and Vedanta Hospital Lanjigarh, which covered more than 300 people from 35 villages. At Jharsuguda, the company also conducted a special eye check-up camp for vehicle drivers and various health awareness sessions for employees and families, community members and school children.

Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s blood donation drive, Rahul Sharma, CEO –Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd., said, “We are glad to play our part in this noble cause that will help our local blood banks in providing timely and effective treatment to patients. Community Health is an important pillar of our social endeavours, and we have deep interventions such as the Vedanta Hospital at Lanjigarh, upcoming Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre at Jharsuguda, Mobile Health Units for door-to-door service, health camps, etc. to help improve the quality of life in the region. Beyond health, we are working in the realms of sustainable livelihood, quality education, skill development, women’s empowerment and community infrastructure, to bring about socio-economic transformation in the lives of local communities.”

Appreciating the volunteers’ contribution, Dr. Silwanti Jojo, in-charge of Odisha Red Cross Blood Bank Jharsuguda said, “Blood donation is a humanitarian act, which can go on to save several lives. Mega blood collection drives ensure that rural blood banks are well-stocked to make blood readily available to hospitals during times of need. I commend Vedanta Aluminium’s volunteers for coming forward and creating a positive difference in the community.”

Vedanta Aluminium provides a wide spectrum of basic and specialized health services in and near its areas of operations in Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium, producing half of India’s aluminium i.e., 1.97 million tonnes in FY21. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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