Lanjigarh: Vedanta Limited organised a mega cataract surgery camp for people living in the vicinity of their alumina refinery. The camp was organised by Vedanta Hospital at Lanjigarh, in association with Mahanadi Netra Chikitsalaya, Sonepur, adhering to COVID restrictions.
A medical team including surgeons and ophthalmologists was deployed to ensure best-in-class check-up and treatment to elderly patients suffering from cataract. A total of 33 patients with complete/partial blindness due to cataract were screened and were successfully operated on. The camp was flagged off by Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, in the presence of district officials, local leaders, villagers and Vedanta officials.
Vedanta held its first Cataract Operation Camp in 2014 and since then, it has benefitted nearly 650 people in the region.
Talking about this initiative, Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit said, “Healthcare for the community is one of our thrust areas. We are proud to share that over the years, we have successfully reached out to the community members. Through these camps, we ensure that the quality of life of people in and around our areas of operation is enhanced. Vedanta Lanjigarh unit is committed to the improvement of health indicators of local communities in Lanjigarh and the surrounding villages.”