Jharsuguda :  A Bhoomi Pujan ceremony was held to mark the commencement of construction of the Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre at Amlapali area under Jharsuguda, on Wednesday.

In this event, Naba Kisore Das, Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha, Brajrajnagar MLA, Kishore Kumar Mohanty, Bargarh MP Suresh Pujari along with company’s leadership team, District Health Administration and other eminent dignitaries of the region.

Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre will be an advanced state-of-the-art multispecialty facility. It will be constructed in collaboration between Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda and SRL Diagnostics. In Jharsuguda district,  It will aid in greater penetration of medical services in the hinterlands, bringing specialized medical services to the doorsteps of Jharsuguda citizenry. The centre shall offer over 500 tests and specialized services like Radiology, Mammography, ECG/PFT/TMT, Vision, Digital X-Ray, Audiometry, among others.

CN Singh, CEO, Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Vedanta has been a long-time partner in the socio-economic progress of Odisha, especially Jharsuguda, where we operate one of the world’s largest aluminium smelters. We are thankful to the Govt. of Odisha, District Administration, members of the community and our well-wishers for their kind association and unfaltering support over the years. The Vedanta Pathology Lab & Diagnostic Centre, our upcoming community welfare project, shall cater to nearly 5 lakh citizens of Jharsuguda as well as nearby areas, bolstering the state of healthcare in the region. It will also have another small Diagnostic Centre at Laikera Block. Both Jharsuguda and Laikera will be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs. 28 Core.”

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das said, “I welcome this Pathological and diagnostic center for Jharsuguda by Vedanta and I expect that more such CSR initiatives will be rolled out by Vedanta for the people of Jharsuguda in near future.”