As ter Volunteers flags off its 9 th Mobile Medical Servi ce 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 in Oman
- In total, it is the 9 th Aster Volunteers M obile M edical S ervices globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also
Kochi , Dec 31 , 2019 : Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare , flagged of its 9 th Mo b ile Medical Services , in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33 rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month . The Mob ile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr . Azad Moopen , Founder Chairman and Managing Director , Ast er DM Healthcare, and Mr. Hibi Eden, Member of Parliament – Ernakulam, Kerala at a function held a t Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi . S ervices of the mobile clinic will provide healthcare access to communities and populations in the remote areas of Kochi. I t will facilitate outreach to orphanages, destitute homes, government schools, anganwadis and migrant labour camps in the Ernakulam dis trict 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 9 th 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 M obile M edi cal S ervice 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 activ ists 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 facilit ies are inadequate or inaccessible . With this f lag off, Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services will have its footprints in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur in India, along with UAE , Philippines and Ethiopia . So far, these services have b enefitted 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 presen t 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 anniversa ry 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 .200 million+ lives across geographies. Op erating 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 h ealth 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+ w orkforce (including approx.. 125 0 doctors on f ee 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.”