Press Releases I Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Aster Volunteer Mobile Medical Services launched in Aster Medcity.

Aster Volunteers flags off its 9th Mobile Medical Service from Aster Medcity, Kochi in India. These services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur. Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore...

Aster Volunteers flags off its 9th Mobile Medical Service from Aster Medcity, Kochi.

In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur.

Three more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in India and Oman.

In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in the UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines.

Kochi, Dec 31, 2019: Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month. The Mobile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, and Mr. Hibi Eden, Member of Parliament – Ernakulam, Kerala at a function held at Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi . Services of the mobile clinic will provide healthcare access to communities and populations in the remote areas of Kochi. It will facilitate outreach to orphanages, destitute homes, government schools, anganwadis and migrant labour camps in the Ernakulam district to provide primary care.

Sharing his comments on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Dir ector, Aster DM Healthcare said, “Aster Volunteers already operates Mobile Medical Services across different regions in India. More than 1.2 million people have benefitted from various initiatives of Aster Volunteers during the last few years. The response received from them has encouraged us to extend these services in regions that most warrant these healthcare requirements . With an objective to reduce the yawning gap between basic healthcare needs and access to it, I am glad to announce and be part of the launch of the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service”.

Mr. Hibi Eden appreciated Aster Volunteers for launching Mobile Medical Services in Kochi as it can benefit thousands of people in the district. “It’s certainly a welcome step and the group has set an example for others by launching such a service in Kochi. The initiative will ensure access for people living in the remote areas to primary healthcare”, added Mr. Hibi Eden, Member of Parliament – Ernakulam, Kerala.

The Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service will be accompanied by experienced doctors, nurses and a driver who will conduct regular medical camps in their respective regions on an ongoing basis. Th e mobile clinic will function in association with voluntary organizations and social activists in different parts of the district.

Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services was launched in 2012 as a part of the group’s commitment to give back to the community to provide quality healthcare services to people living in areas where medical facilities are inadequate or inaccessible. With this flag off, Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services will have its footprints in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur in India along with the UAE, Philippines and Ethiopia. So far, these services have benefitted more than 400,000 people .

T. J. Wilson, Executive Director and Group Head – Governance and Corporate Affairs, Aster DM Healthcare and Cdr. Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO, Aster Medcity along with other members of the Senior Management were also present at the ceremony.

About Aster Volunteers, the global CSR programme of Aster DM Healthcare

Aster Volunteers programme, the global corporate social responsibility initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, was launched on occasion of the company’s 30th anniversary in 2017 and provides a platform which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need. Driven by Aster DM Foundation, through various initiatives, the programme has been able to impact 1.2 million+ lives across geographies.

Operating primarily across 9 countries including GCC and India, Aster Volunteers have been able to treat 242,834 individuals through mobile medical camps; 157,729 people have benefitted from basic life support trainings and 32,270 free surgeries as well as health investigations were conducted; supported with the recruitment of 108 differently abled people and treated 489,555 people through 3,376 medical camps. The aid programme in Somali land, Jordan, Bangladesh and Kerala has benefitted 288,158 people.

About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence the Company is one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare through its 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 238 pharmacies. These are manned by our 20,500+ workforce (including approx. 1250 doctors on fee for service basis) from across the geographies that we are present in, delivering on a simple yet strong promise to its people: “We’ll treat you well”.