Visakhapatnam, 7 April 2013: In continuation to its efforts to improve the health of the people in its communities, Coromandel International Limited’, India’s leading manufacturer of a wide range of fertilizers, crop protection products and specialty nutrient products, has organized a ‘mega medical camp’ on the occasion of ‘World Health Day’ on Sunday, the 7th April 2013 at Coromandel Recreation Centre, in the premises of Coromandel Plant in Sriharipuram, Visakhapatnam. The camp has witnessed over-whelming response from the neighboring villages.

A team of 8 specialist doctors from various disciplines including General Physicians, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Dialectology, Gynecology and Orthopedics, headed by Coromandel’s chief medical officer Dr. M. Suresh, along with experienced paramedical staff and health care workers have supported the medical camp.

During the camp health check-ups were carried-out and counseling, diagnosis and treatment were given for various ailments. More than 800 people from villages around the Coromandel plant have registered and screened for the ailments. Coromandel has made arrangement for distribution of medicines at free of cost. Patients with serious ailments were referred to town-based major hospitals for further treatment. Members of Coromandel Employees Union and Coromandel Ladies club and employees have voluntarily rendered service to the patients in the camp.

Dr. Malla Vijayaprasad, MLA, Visakhapatnam (South) has inaugurated the camp. He appreciated the efforts of Coromandel International in taking up the mega medical camp and requested the management to organize such camps in the surrounding villages also. Dr. Vijayaprasad appealed the Coromandel management to develop infrastructure facilities in local government educational institutions under CSR program.

In his speech, Mr. Amir Alvi, Sr. Vice President & Head -Manufacturing, Coromandel International Ltd, said – “This medical camp is part of our ongoing health service programs for our communities residing around our Plant. Health of the neighboring communities always been our priority and we will continue helping the communities keeping healthy”. Mr. G.S.N. Reddy, Vice president – Manufacturing, Coromandel International Limited has informed the gatherings about various CSR programs taken up in the interest of the communities.

Marking the occasion, 100 saplings were planted in neighboring ‘Mulagada village where Coromandel International Limited is developing a greenbelt under ‘Green Visakha Project’. Dr. Vijaya Prasad, Mr. Amir and Mr. Reddy have attended the program.

About Coromandel International Limited

Coromandel International Limited, India’s second largest Phosphatic fertilizer player, is in the business segments of Fertilizers, Specialty Nutrients, Crop Protection and Retail. The Company manufactures a wide range of fertilizers and markets around 2.9 million tons making it a leader in its addressable markets.

In its endeavor to be a complete plant nutrition solutions Company, Coromandel has also introduced a range of Specialty Nutrient products including Organic Fertilizers. The Crop Protection business produces insecticides, fungicides and herbicides and markets these products in India and across the globe. Coromandel is the second largest manufacturer of Malathion and only the second manufacturer of Phenthoate. Coromandel has also ventured into the retail business setting up more than 640 rural retail centers in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The Company clocked a turnover of 9, 823 crore during FY 2011-12. lt was ranked among the top 20 best companies to work for by Business Today and was also voted as one of the ten greenest companies in India by TERI, reflecting its commitment to the environment and society. Coromandel is a part of the 22, 314 Cr Murugappa Group. For more details, please visit www.coromandel.biz.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the 22,314 Crores (USD 4.4 billion) Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including eight listed Companies actively traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Cargill, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Crucible and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM). The Group has a wide geographical presence spanning 13 states in India and 5 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.

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Sreenivasa Rao Behara
Head – PR, Coromandel International Limited
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Email: sreenivasaraob@coromandel.murugappa.com
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