- In India, these services are being currently offered in Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur
- Two more mobile medical services to be launched in Wayanad and Bangalore in 2020
- In total, it is the 9th Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services globally, with presence in UAE, Ethiopia and Philippines also.
Kochi: Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 6th Mobile Medical Services for India, 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, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, and Hibi Eden MP at a function held at Aster Medcity Hospital, based in Kochi. Services of the mobile clinic will provide healthcare access to communities and populations from the remote areas of Kochi. It will facilitate outreach to orphanages, destitute homes, government schools, anganwadis and migrant labour camps in Ernakulam district to provide primary care.
Sharing this comments on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, said, “Aster Volunteers already operates Mobile Medical Services across different regions in India. More than 1.2 million people got benefitted from the 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 6th such initiative in India.”
Hibi Eden MP 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,” said Hibi Eden MP.
The Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service is 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.
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, it is Aster Volunteers’ 9th Mobile Medical Services, including five in India with footprints in the Delhi, Orissa, Jamshedpur, Kozhikode and Nilambur in India, along with 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.