Several initiatives were undertaken by MALCO to improve community health:
Rural Health Camps: This special program was initiated to reach underprivileged villagers across Mettur. Under this innovative approach, intensive health camps are being organized, covering preventive, curative and referral services. This program covers neglected rural health needs. Three camps were organized each month, covering six villages. During 2011-12, around 4626 individuals were benefited (including 2904 women and 605 children).
MALCO Clinic: The MALCO Clinic was established in 2005 to provide the underprivileged, access to quality healthcare and free referral services. The MALCO Clinic provides free treatment and medicines five days a week. During the year 2011-12, around 3110 patients were benefited.
MALCO DOTS Centre: The MALCO DOTS Centre promotes tuberculosis care and control through its participation in the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Programme. So far, 94 patients were treated for tuberculosis under the DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course), of which 58 were completely cured, 5 were under treatment. Among the patients, three were HIV positive and were being treated at Government Hospital, Mettur Dam.
Health Awareness Program: Malco join hands with Health Department in supporting Pulse Polio Immunization Program. 2560 children benefitted under this program. This is the 17th consecutive year Malco has supported Pulse Polio Immunization Program.
VEDA Blood Bank - Blood Donors’ Club at Mettur: Providing support to the District Blood Bank during emergency periods by sending employees for blood donation. A donor list is maintained and employees are sent when needed.