Lanjigarh (Odisha): Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina,has partnered with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to make available moreemployee welfare benefits to its shopfloor-level employees and business partners. As part of this partnership, the Vedanta Hospital at Lanjigarh (Kalahandi, Odisha) is now recognized as an Employer’s Utilization Dispensary. This recognition allows ESI beneficiaries (belonging to certain wage brackets) to henceforth avail of cashless comprehensiveprimary healthcare services at the Vedanta Hospital, for themselves and their immediate family members.
ESIC has categorised several common forms of health risks into three levels of assistance, i.e., primary, secondary, and tertiary, within which any person enrolled under the ESI Act can avail of treatment. In this respect, Vedanta Hospital can now provide primary-level medical assistance free-of-charge to ESI-enrolled people who need medical support.The Vedanta Hospital is a 20-bed state-of-the-art medical facility at Lanjigarh, well equipped with doctors, physiotherapists and visiting specialists, and 24X7 ambulance service for referrals. The hospital gets a daily footfall of more than 200 patients.In addition, ESIC will also provide complete financial assistance for secondary and tertiary level assistance through their network of partner hospitals. Further, the employees and business partners will get access to several additional schemes related to disablement,maternity, dependants, and unemployment.
Speaking about the MoU with ESIC, Mr GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Alumina Business, Vedanta Limited, said,“The wellbeing of our employees and business partners is of paramount importance for us. Our partnership with the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation is a significant step towards providing additional welfare schemes to our workforce and their family members, each of whom has been instrumental in our journey of growth. Our Vedanta Hospital at Lanjigarh has served our employees and the local community for over 15 years, providing high-quality medical assistance at very affordable rates. Through ESIC, we are pleased to now extend additional medical benefits through this hospital to our shopfloor-level employees and business partners.”
Mr. Partha Sarathi Panda, Regional Director of ESIC at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, said, “Working professionals are the strength of any nation, for they give shape to the economy, and ESIC thereforeundertakes measures to safeguard this population. We are glad that Vedanta has given ESIC the opportunity to tie up with their hospital facility, which will greatly benefit local communities. Through this initiative Vedanta’s workforce and partners can derive maximum benefits out of these schemes, and with this safety net, continue their contribution to accelerating our economy.”