01 January 2020 | News
In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also
Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged off its 9th Mobile Medical Services, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare in December 2019.
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 Director, 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.”
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. The mobile clinic will function in association with voluntary organizations and social activists in different parts of the district.