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Vedanta Lanjigarh launches digital health cards for patients visiting Vedanta Hospital



Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, has launched a digital health card for patients visiting the Vedanta Hospital, here. The card features a Quick Response (QR) code which can be scanned to track the patient’s complete history of healthcare facilities availed at the hospital, including records of test reports, prescriptions, and X-ray reports. In such a remote region, this will help patients and their doctors access faster, better healthcare by enabling quicker, ready reference to their medical history digitally.

The digital health card will be issued to every individual choosing to avail of medical service from the Vedanta Hospital and will become a mandatory document for all beneficiaries. This is a first of its kind initiative at the facility and will help ensure a seamless experience for the more than 60,000 people who seek quality healthcare at the Vedanta Hospital each year, the Company said in a statement today.

The health card was launched by Vedanta Lanjigarh in the presence of the newly elected panchayat representatives from Lanjigarh and Muniguda blocks of Kalahandi.

Launching the digital health card, Vedanta Limited Deputy CEO (Aluminium Business) GG Pal said, “The newly launched digital health cards will help our community members keep track of their health, by making available all information necessary to ensure better decision making. We also take this opportunity to acknowledge the continued support of the panchayat members over the years…We look forward to a continued partnership with them in effectively implementing our initiatives targeted towards community development.”

Appreciating the digital health card initiative, Lanjigarh Zone-2 Zilla Parishad member Parikshit Naik said, “The health card will enable smoother services for patients and help them make informed decisions about their health.”

Vedanta Lanjigarh’s health card initiative is in line with the National Digital Health Card launched under the pilot project of the National Digital Health Mission by the Government of India. The Vedanta Hospital, Lanjigarh has also been recently recognized as an Employers Utilization Dispensary, under the ESIC Scheme, an acknowledgement of the affordable yet excellent quality of its services.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district of Odisha since 2007 and an associated 75 MW captive power plant. 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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