Health is one of the important focus areas of CSR interventions. The health projects are aligned to Millennium Development Goals which aim to improve maternal health, reduce child mortality and Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Also health projects in schools are aligned to contribute to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global School Health initiative of promoting health in schools. Some of our initiatives in Health are given below:
Sesa Goa Iron Ore is a pioneer in establishing Community Medical Centers (CMCs) in its operational areas to provide quality health care access to the people at large through Community Medical Centre & Mobile Health Vans. It is one of the flagship programme of Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore, which commenced in the year 2006. Through this initiative, we reach out to people of all ages across our areas of operation. It is a partnership project with local Panchayat and NGOs. The health projects are in line with the Sustainable Development Goal of 'Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages'.
The programme is implemented in 2 villages in Goa, 12 in Karnataka, and 10 in Jharkhand around the company’s operations. Presently we run two community medical centers at Goa, One MHU each at Chitradurga- Karnataka and Jharkhand, catering to 24 villages nearby our operational areas. CMC and MHU together has around 41,22,77 footfalls till date.
Cardiac Health Camp - As part of the Rural Health Development initiative, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore organizes Cardiac camp to create awareness about cardiac diseases, preventing heart attacks and cardiac problems at Hireguntanuru Primary Health Center (PHC) in association with MYRADA NGO, Chitradurga and Sagar Hospital, Bengaluru. A total of 102 people benefitted from this programme.