Lanjigarh: On the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, Vedanta Limited, Aluminium & Power Business’s Lanjigarh unit organised a three-day cataract camp for the senior citizens here.
The camp which kicked-off on October 1 was set-up in Vedanta Hospital here. The initiative was part of many such efforts by Vedanta’s Aluminium business to provide quality health services to the people of the region.
Monthly cataract camps will be conducted regularly in association with Mahanadi Netra Chikitsalya, to address the needs of older people.
Vedanta, Lanjigarh unit COO Rakesh Mohan said, “Healthcare for the community is one of our thrust areas. Over the last five years, we have successfully reached out to more than 1000 community members. Through these camps, we ensure that the quality of life of people in and around our areas of operation is enhanced.”
A 30-member medical team was deployed at Vedanta Hospital, with eight surgeons and ophthalmologists from Mahanadi Netra Chikitsalya, to ensure best-in-class check-up and treatment to elderly patients suffering from cataract.
Over 40 patients in the first batch from 22 villages including, Asurpada, Amodala, Lanjigarh, Bandhapari, Chanalima, Chandanpur, Kapaguda, Kendubardi, Maguni, Niali, and Simlibhatta, were screened with cataract and were successfully operated.