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Coromandel International organises free medical camp Visakhapatnam: Coromandel International Limited, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of...
Coromandel International organises free medical camp Visakhapatnam: Coromandel International Limited, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of fertilisers, crop protection products and speciality nutrient products, organised a free mega medical camp on World Health Day on Sunday at the company's Recreation Centre, Sriharipuram, as part its efforts to improve the health of the people residing in its vicinity under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A team of eight specialist doctors from various disciplines, including general physicians, paediatrics, cardiology, dialectology, gynaecology and orthopaedics, headed by Coromandel's chief medical officer Dr M Suresh, assisted by paramedical staff and health care workers, screened the people who attended the camp. About 800 people from the nearby villages attended the camp for health check-up, counselling, diagnosis and treatment. Patients with serious ailments were referred to town-based major hospitals for further treatment. Members of Coromandel Employees' Union, Coromandel Ladies Club and employees rendered service at the camp. MLA (South) Dr Malla Vijay Prasad, who inaugurated the camp, appreciated the management for organising the medical camp and urged the company to hold similar camps in the surrounding villages of industrial area. He said proposals were sent to the government for providing infrastructure facilities like benches, desks, fans, water and toilets to all 74 government schools in the Assembly segment. Stating that Visakh Refinery of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) had recently developed the Municipal High School at Prakashnagar under its CSR programme, he appealed to the Coromandel management to develop infrastructure facilities in local government schools in the industrial belt as part of its CSR activities. Coromandel International Senior Vice-President and Head-Manufacturing (Fertilisers), Amir Alvi, who joined the company recently, said that it would accord importance to the health of its employees as well as people residing in the surrounding areas. Vizag unit Vice-President (Manufacturing) GSN Reddy said they were already attending to the local needs of education, plantation and health sectors under CSR. The company would consider any consolidated and specific proposal with regard to infrastructure facilities to schools, he added. Later, the MLA, accompanied by Mr Amir Alvi and Mr GSN Reddy, planted saplings at Mulagada village as part of the company's 'Green Visakha Project'.