Vedanta Aluminium organizes health camp at Orissa's Jharsuguda railway station

Vedanta Aluminium organizes a daylong mega health camp at Orissa's Jharsuguda railway station on Sunday

Online PR News – 17-March-2010 – – Vedanta Aluminium organizes a daylong mega health camp at Orissa's Jharsuguda railway station on Sunday.

The camp was aimed at providing medical care to the railway porters, hawkers, petty vendors, rickshaw pullers, auto drivers, cobblers and destitute dwelling and working in the railway station and adjoining areas, besides an open invitation to all residents of the town area and peripheral villages. The camp was organised in partnership with the Medical Services of Chakradharpur Division of SE Railway, CDMO Jharsuguda, local Red Cross Society and VSS Medical College Burla.

Eighteen specialist doctors of medicine, skin, dental, eye, orthopedics, ENT, pediatrics, chest diseases and surgery and resident doctors of VAL attended the camp. Over a thousand patients were given free treatment and medicines. Many octogenarians, women with children, waiting passengers and travellers, handicapped villagers with help of their relatives and others came to seek medical assistance and check-up. The sheer number of patients who turned up was unprecedented in any health camp at Jharsuguda.

A railway porter, Masterji, inaugurated the camp amidst loud cheer and clapping of the audience. VAL COO Abhijit Pati said, “This is for the first time in Jharsuguda that we are conducting a mega health camp specifically targeting the most neglected and downtrodden masses of the town area. We have resolved to conduct more of such camps.”

Jharsuguda Railway Station Manager JK Das said, “The porters, hawkers, petty vendors etc are part of our society but their contribution always goes unnoticed. Vedanta’s effort to meet their health needs is always praiseworthy.” Secretary of Senior Citizens’ Forum of Jharsuguda Arjun More and VAL PRO head Shivanand Mohanty, together with over 50 town and railway volunteers were present.