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 with the objective of providing quality health care access to the people at large. 11 CMCs and two mobile health units cater to the health care of our communities. In Goa the CMCs are managed by NGO, Matruchaya Trust. Till date, the CMCs have touched 3, 41,837 lives On 18th August 2017, Mobile Health Unit (MHU) facility was inaugurated at Kirlapal-Dabal panchayat in collaboration with the Voluntary Health Association of Goa (VHAG). The mobile health unit is managed by a Medical Doctor, a Nurse and a Social Worker. The mobile health van provides primary health care services to the people in and around the villages. Other than regular medical checkup, need based health awareness sessions are also conducted, thereby benefitting larger sections of the society. A nominal fees of Rs. 10/- per patient is charged and rest all services including medicines are provided free of cost. The CMC is open on all days except Sundays. The MHU service is available every Saturday from 9am to 12 pm. The recently inaugurated MHU is benefitting people from Sanvordem Anganwadi & Kirlapal-Dabal Village Panchayat in South Goa, Surla Village Panchayat & Solye in Central Goa, and Mulgaon & Pilgaon Village Panchayats in North Goa.
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Sesa Goa Iron Ore in collaboration with NANDI Foundation has established Safe drinking water project at 3 panchayat villages viz. Muttuguduru, Bommenahalli, Sirigere in Chitraduraga, Karnataka benefitting more than 1000 families. Safe and clean drinking water is provided at a negligible cost thereby promoting the health care of the people in our society. This project has been very impactful in reaching out to people and improving the health conditions of people.
Sesa Goa Iron Ore in association with the Government of Goa and Pediatric Neuro Developmental Clinic, Mumbai has established the one of its kind 'Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Centre' in Goa. An old structure was completely rebuilt & renovated at a cost of Rs. 70 lakhs. Inaugurated on 10th Feb 2010, this state of the art facility aims to look beyond the special needs of the child and provide skilled services from detection to intervention and management.
Through Paediatric Neuro Rehabilitation centre we reach out to people from of entire Goa, parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
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- Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychological services, Special Education and Orthotics.
- Intervention services include specific remediation for handwriting, fine motor skills remediation, perceptual remediation and therapeutic gym.
- The Centre provides free therapy sessions on 2 days in a week, for children with poor background.
- Home programs for parents
- 3 physiotherapists, 2 speech therapists & 2 Occupational therapists.
Various awareness and health camps are conducted regularly viz. RCH, Pediatric, Geriatric, Dental healthcare, Personal Hygiene, Cancer detection, blood donations camps etc. Besides the aforesaid, treatment is also provided in some cases General Health Checkup camp was organized in Amona and Navelim villages with the objective of detecting the prevalence of diabetes and hyper tension among the villagers.
Dr. Sandeep Bidaye, Resident Doctor at VAB and Dr. Versha Fatarpekar from Vedanta Community Medical Center examined the beneficiaries. Free medicines were provided and total 147 people benefitted from this camp.
Awareness session on 'Personal Hygiene' was organized by CSR team of Iron Ore Karnataka in association with Myrada, a non-governmental institution for the adolescent girls at Neelambika Girls High School, Singire. Ms. Suma Nagaraj-President, Gram Panchayat, Singire was invited as Chief Guest. Ms. Ashwini-CMRC Manager, Maryada explained about personal health and hygiene including care, preventive medication, cleanliness, unhealthy behavior and emphasized on health promoting activities. Total 220 girls participated in the session.
Ms. Suma Nagaraj said, "I applaud the initiative of Vedanta Limited for conducting this important awareness for our young girls and I urge them to continue with this noble work which will certainly add to sustainable development of a healthy and a conscious society. Schools must lay emphasis on this type of awareness in the curriculum."
A free dental check-up and awareness camp was organized in association with Myrada NGO and SJM Dental Hospital at Neelambika Girls High School at Sirigere. A team of 11 doctors led by Dr. Jayachandra - M.G, B.D.S, M.D.S, Head Department of Public Health Dentistry from SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga conducted session on dental awareness and check-up for locals and students of Neelambika Girls High school, Sirigere.
The camp was initiated with dental awareness talk, educating students and locals about common dental problems, ailments, especially on tooth decay and gum diseases and measures to prevent them. The students and locals got ample opportunities to interact with the doctors to enquire and gain knowledge concerning oral diseases. On completion of the dental checkup everyone was given dental kits. Around 150 students and 100 locals in and around Sirigere benefitted from this health initiative.
Dental Health Camps were conducted at 4 locations across Goa from 15th September to 6th October in collaboration with Goa Dental College & Hospital. Free medicines and mouth wash bottles was provided to the villagers on need basis. 329 villagers across Goa benefitted from this camp.
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Under this project, awareness campaigns followed by check-up by Ophthalmologist and treatment is provided free of cost. This includes providing spectacles for vision and conducting cataract operation. So far, 2940 people given spectacles and 195 cases treated for cataract.
Sesa Goa Iron Ore is consistently in touch with school delivering awareness on various topics to promote the health of our young ones. Sesa provides health care to the school children and in one of the programme 'Vision for tomorrow' 8200 children from 43 schools across Goa were screened for vision problems and 238 students were provided spectacles free of cost. Other programs for schools include dental check-ups and treatment, Nutrition improvement program, paediatric health camps, Tobacco control & advocacy etc.See More See Less