Surguja, Chhattisgarh, In its continued endeavour to improve the health of people in rural areas, Adani Foundation in collaboration with Adani Enterprises Limited-Mining organised a Mega Health Camp at Adani Vidya Mandir School in Surguja. The initiative, undertaken on behalf of the Rajasthan RajyaVidyutUtpadan Nigam Ltd, in proximity to its mining site, helped in the comprehensive health check-up and provision of free of cost medicines to 525 villagers from 10 villages.
One of the four core areas of Adani Foundation’s work is Community Health. The other three areas of focus are Education, Sustainable Livelihood and Rural Infrastructure. The Adani Foundation works closely with various stakeholders living around project sites to ensure a disease-free and healthy environment through by providing quality medical services in rural hamlets and through organising regular health camps based on the needs of the neighbouring communities. In 2018-19, close to 15,000 villagers were provided diagnostic and treatment facilities through such health camps.
A team of specialist doctors from across the region including Ambikapur, Ranchi, Garhwa and Raigarh participated in this initiative. Dr Sharda Bhagat and DrShaliniKumari (Gynaecologist), Dr R N Upadhyay, DrBalcharanVidyarthi (General Physician), Dr Sandeep Mishra (Pediatrician), DrSuchit Kumar (Orthopaedic), DrPiyoosh Pramod andDr J K Singh (Cardiologist and Diabologist), Dr S Madhup (ENT), and Dr R N Upadhyay, Incharge at Tara Public Health Centre addressed ailments suffered in the region such as ENT issues, malnutrition, gynaecological, and skin ailments and offered pre-delivery counselling. Dr JK Singh, Cardiologist, Jivan Jyoti Hospital, Ambikapur lauded the Adani Group’s efforts to improve healthcare through the Mega Health Camp. Premchand, one of the beneficiaries from Parsa village, said, “Adani Foundation brought us good facilities and experienced doctors. It is nice to get comprehensive health check-up done for the entire family.”
In addition to the health camp initiative, a number of other projects are being driven by the Adani Foundation to improve access to healthcare for people living in far flung rural areas. These include Project Jeevan Amrit to supply potable drinking water, a sanitary pad making unitto improve women’s health, Project Suposhan to reduce malnutrition and anaemia amongst children and Mobile Health Care Units to ensure elementary level of medical treatment at village level.