Odisha: Vedanta organises mega blood donation camp in Lanjigarh

Bhubaneswar (NVI): In a mega blood donation drive organised at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district of Odisha, Vedanta’s Alumina Refinery has joined hands with district police administration for the initiative.

The blood donation camp was organised at Vedanta Hospital under the Odisha Government’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative. 95 units of blood were collected during the voluntary blood donation drive with the support of police personnel, employees and associate partners of Vedanta along with members from the nearby community.

Acknowledging the volunteers for their donation, Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit said, “We are glad to be a part of this blood donation drive initiated by the District Police, Kalahandi. We have received proactive support and cooperation from our employees and associate partners in donating their blood for this noble cause.

Appreciating Vedanta’s support Satyananda Patra, Inspector In-charge Lanjigarh said: “Vedanta has been very supportive in this initiative. Our joint efforts in successfully organizing this voluntary blood donation camp will go a long way in helping many people in the region during this tough time.”

The donors were recognised for their support by presenting them with a certificate of appreciation. Over the past years, the team had helped in collecting over 550 units of blood and had donated it to the District Headquarter Hospital at Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi district.

Besides blood donation camps, Vedanta has conducted several health camps in the peripheral villages around its plant. The communities have been provided with free consulting services as well as medicines in these outreach camps. In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the plant has taken several steps towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the community and its employees by various preventive measures.

Vedanta is the largest producer of aluminium in India and remains the premier manufacturer of metallurgical grade alumina. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery in Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district, Odisha), India since 2007 and an associated 90 MW captive power plant.