Vedanta Aluminium promotes maternal health in Jharsuguda

Mr. Sunil Gupta, CEO - Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda, spoke about the company's community healthcare interventions

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On National Safe Motherhood Day, Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest aluminium producer, held a series of maternal health, nutrition, and neonatal care awareness sessions for pregnant and lactating mothers in Jharsuguda. The sessions were held at a Nand Ghar in Brundamal village, which is a modernised anganwadi run by Vedanta that serves as a centre for women and child development, with a focus on pre-school education, nutrition and healthcare, and women’s skill development.

A team of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), Anganwadi workers, and doctors from Vedanta Aluminium’s mobile health units conducted essential checks for pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, and other pregnancy-related ailments as part of the programme. Furthermore, the women were given important information about the importance of supplementary feeding practises in addition to breastfeeding in order to promote proper development.

Mr. Sunil Gupta, CEO – Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda, spoke about the company’s community healthcare interventions, saying, “In pursuit of our commitment to improving rural communities’ access to quality healthcare, we have rolled out various health initiatives across Odisha, particularly in underserved regions.” Promoting women’s and children’s health is an important pillar in Vedanta’s social impact efforts, and our Nand Ghars, which have emerged as important community centres for woman and child development, play an important role in this endeavour.Our initiatives emphasise proper care, medical check-ups, and support for mothers and newborn babies, ensuring their overall well-being.”

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