May 24, 2010
-- A mega health camp was organised by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) at Harekrushnapur here on Friday, with more than 450 people from six villages benefiting from the programme. Patients with different ailments were treated by doctors of VAL and the Government hospital of Lanjigarh. Medicines were provided free of cost after the health check-up. Besides health check-up, special effort was made to improve awareness about health and hygiene among the tribals. Through its medical outreach programmes VAL has been providing health services at the doorsteps of people in remote villages, who are otherwise deprived of healthcare. The company also runs mobile medical units to provide basic health services. At present the company covers 112 villages under its outreach health programme.