Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare along with Dr. Harish Pillai- CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India and Architect Shankar announce the Aster Homes project at a press conference in Trivandrum
- On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of Rs. 2.5 Crores was handed over. by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare
- The additional amount of Rs. 12.5 crores will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme.
Trivandrum, India, 30 September, 2018: Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a Rs. 15 crores Aster Homes Fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare handed over a cheque for Rs. 2.5 crores to Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan at Trivandrum, out of the Rs. 15 crores, towards the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF).
Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare along with Dr. Harish Pillai- CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India and Architect Shankar presenting the Rs. 2.5 crore cheque and the Aster Homes project to the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan at Trivandrum
An amount of Rs. 12.5 crores shall be used for Aster Homes project as follows:
- New homes will be built for people who have lost their houses and own a land, for whom individual sustainable housing designs will be considered
- Cluster homes for group of people who have lost houses will be considered, if the government or the local bodies can provide suitable land
- Retro-fitting of partially damaged homes, as per assessment by our team, shall be done to a maximum of Rs. 1.5 lakhs per individual
- Aster employees who have been severely impacted will also be supported as a part of the initiative.
“There is no more important role for Aster DM Healthcare today than helping rebuild Kerala, which not only houses some of our flagship hospitals but is also home for a significant number of our employees and their families. Since the day the flood hit Kerala our Aster Volunteers have been the first responders to provide aid and healthcare support and have been working tirelessly to help people in need. Now that phase is completed, and it is time to rebuild the infrastructure that offers hope to thousands of people who have lost everything that they possessed,” said Dr. Azad Moopen.
Those who have lost their homes fully or partially are eligible to apply through www.astervolunteers.com. The applications are required to be attested by Panchayat President / MLA / Village Officer in their jurisdictions. The applications will also be accepted at help desks located at Aster Medcity, Kochi; Aster MIMS, Kottakkal; Aster MIMS, Calicut; and Aster DM WIMS, Wayanad.
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. Through various initiatives the programme has been able to impact 646,764 lives across geographies. Operating primarily across 9 countries including GCC and India, Aster Volunteers have been able to treat 300,000 individuals through mobile medical camps, conducted 127831 basic life support trainings and 19416 free surgeries as well as health investigations, supported with the recruitment of 70 differently abled people and conducted 2192 medical camps.
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 20 hospitals, 112 clinics and 213 pharmacies. These are manned by our 17,600+ employees from across the geographies that we are present in, delivering on a simple yet strong promise to its people: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.
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