While everybody knows that being healthy is of utmost importance, seldom people, especially those in rural communities, get to take care of their health. At Sterlite Industries, we do our best to offer healthcare facilities to rural communities.
We dedicatedly contribute towards mother and child care. In the current reporting period, we have offered counselling to expecting and lactating mothers, organised awareness programmes and even created a child-friendly village. In addition, we have organised several health camps, supported Government healthcare initiatives, brought about behavioural changes in rural communities and spread HIV/AIDS awareness.
Sterlite Copper (SIIL) Through our health initiatives we wish to create awareness on Mother-Child care, provide holistic health services to communities through need based health camps and supporting government initiatives.
Sterlite donated hospital bed materials worth Rs.2 lakhs to the Government Hospital in Tuticorin on 19th Feb. 2011 in the presence of Ms. Geetha Jeevan, Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare.
Sterlite is operating six rural health clinics in the neighbourhood providing health access to two Panchayats on a weekly basis covering a population of 6270, benefitting 1250 -1500. These centers offer patients with free health screening, medicines and referral services as follow up.
A full-fledged medical team also organizes health camps every month in the outskirts of Tuticorin and in coastal areas. These camps offer patients with general screening, treatment with free medicines. So far there have 384 health camps benefitting 22,043 people
Sterlite observed World AIDS day on 1st December 2011 and all employees wore red ribbon and spread awareness on the deadly disease. Public rally was held in Tuticorin town in partnership with Suryan FM and around 600 people participated in the event.
Sterlite Industries Red Ribbon Club in association with Government blood bank organized a blood donation Camp. The camp aims at creation of awareness on the importance of Blood donation in the present Scenario. Totally 48 employees donated blood in the camp held at Government hospital campus, Tuticorin.
Periodic Veterinary Camps in coordination with Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department to support farmers in cattle management to eradicate “Blue Tongue Disease” in Tutitcorin. During the reporting year six camps have been conducted in six villages covering 1284 cattle.
Sterlite Energy (SEL)
Mobile health Unit services for providing door step health care support across 14 villages.
Project Janani for providing Reproductive health care to 70,000 rural population.
Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO)
BALCO established Vedanta Rural Health Post at Chuiya which is catering medical services and laboratory facilities to the community. Recently a mobile unit has also been attached with the post which is providing door step facility in remote villages. This year the facility has served 4,272 people.
Anganvadi initiative Project ‘Mamta’, covered 18,019 people by continous engagements with the community. Under the initiative, 1,342 expecting and 1,030 lactating mothers were covered counselling supplementing services at Anganvadi Centres. The initiative also imparted training to health workers and traditional birth attendants. Besides this, uniforms, utensils, learning toys were provided for 15,647 children in 300 centres.
BALCO organises eye camps in association with District Blindness agency. This year the camps were organised at Korba, Kawardha, Ambikapur and Dharamjai Garh benefiting 1,664 people suffering from cataract.
BALCO organised Jaipur Foot Camp in partnership with District Welfare Department at Korba and Ambikapur. The camps provided customised Aluminium made Jaipur Foot to 91 people.
The mobile cancer detection units attached with the upcoming hospital at Raipur organised 26 camps in which 2,059 people were registered. Out of them 90 were found suspected of suffering from Cancer.
Hindustan Zinc (HZL)
Organised rural medical camps in collaboration with HelpAge India, ACE and District Health Department benefiting around 1 Lac patients; and medical check-up camps at all Child Welfare Centers (CWC) benefiting 544 children in 18 centres.
Organised several need based camps like Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Dental, BMD, Anemia Detection, Hepatitis B&C, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, blood donation and other health awareness camps etc., benefitting around 57,349 people.
Organised 7 days Mega Surgical Camps in collaboration with ‘Chitranjan Mobile Surgical unit (R.N.T. Medical College-Udaipur)’ at CLZS benefiting 944 patients.
Organised Mega Health Camp at ‘Gudli’ benefiting 604 patients at ZSD in joint collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society.
Organised Family Planning Camps benefiting 3,984 eligible couples, of which 441 males and 3,543 females underwent tubectomy/vasectomy operation.
Organised physical disable help camp’s benefiting 150 disabled persons at RDM in joint venture with ‘Mahveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti’ and District Administration.
Eye care campaigns were conducted in collaboration with Sankar Foundation benefiting around 1,814 students at Vizag.
Free medical treatment to 86,878 rural people through Company-run hospitals; and providing free medicines to 1,413 widows through ‘Swami Vivekanand Seva Nyas’.
Installed 8 R.O. plants to provide safe drinking water and reduce water borne diseases in 8 IPDP villages
Organised 84 cultural awareness programmes on various social issues like HIV/AIDS, Swine Flu and Family Planning, benefiting more than 40,000 villagers; and ‘Nukkad Nataks’ in 10 villages to create awareness on issues including child marriage, education, alcoholism and sanitation.
To effectively address malnutrition, HZL is providing supplementary nutrition to the children in the ‘Anganwadi Centres’. Backed by HZL’s determined initiatives, the village has witnessed 95% immunisation of mother and the child, with no malnourished children in the village.