Sesa Goa Iron Ore believes that Health is an important focus area of Corporate Social Responsibility. Our 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. Some of our initiatives on Health are given below –
Sesa Goa Iron Ore is pioneer in establishing Community Medical Centres (CMCs) in its operational areas with the objective of providing quality health care access. 11 CMCs and two mobile health units cater to the health care of our communities. In Goa the CMCs are managed by NGO, Matruchaya. Till date, the CMCS have touched 3, 36,987 lives
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 around 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 impactful.
Sesa Goa Iron Ore in association with the Government of Goa and Paediatric Neuro Developmental Clinic, Mumbai has established the Paediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Centre one of its kind in the state of Goa. 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.
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.
Apart from all above, various awareness camps viz. RCH, Paediatric, Geriatric, cancer detection, blood donations are conducted regularly. Besides the aforesaid, treatment is also provided in some cases.
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.