Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest aluminium producer, observed Global Handwashing Day in Jharsuguda, Odisha, with the theme ‘United for Universal Hand Hygiene.’ The company launched a week-long public awareness campaign to educate local residents about the importance of proper handwashing and hygiene practises. The campaign was carried out in 28 villages, including two special schools for disabled children and an old age home, reaching out to over 1600 people in and around Jharsuguda.
As part of the campaign, they held awareness sessions on the importance and benefits of proper handwashing routines via its Mobile Health Units (MHU) team, which was followed by a live demonstration on the six steps of handwashing with soap and water. Informative leaflets were also distributed in the villages to promote the healthy habit of handwashing.
Mr. Sunil Gupta, CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, spoke about Vedanta Aluminium’s health interventions, saying, “Global Handwashing Day gave us an opportunity to reach out to the community and demonstrate fundamental hygiene practises that can prevent many diseases.” Through such efforts, we hope to assist our communities in developing these pillars of collective health and well-being. Health camps, mobile health units, ambulance services, and other similar initiatives.
“The session conducted by Vedanta Aluminium was very informative,” said Bhabani Buda, a resident of Jharsuguda who attended the awareness drive. I thank the company for holding such awareness campaigns that help us understand how simple measures like timely and proper hand washing can help prevent many diseases.”
Vedanta Jharsuguda offers a wide range of basic and specialised health services in and around its Jharsuguda operations, including:
Mobile Health Units provide basic healthcare services to over 55,000 people per year in 28 remote villages.
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