Aster Volunteers Launches Mobile Medical Services in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Posted on : Jun 21, 2023


The three mobile medical services bus will be launched in Kerala and Tamil Nadu providing healthcare access to people in remotest villages

The mobile buses will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to provide diagnostic and medical tests

Kochi, June 15, 2023: Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, launched its latest Mobile Medical Service in Kerala and Tamil Nadu to serve the city and a few remote villages in both states. In Kerala, 1 mobile medical unit will be made accessible to people staying in the interiors of Thrissur district taking the total number of units in Kerala to 6 while in Tamil Nadu 2 mobile units will be available in Chennai and Ramanathapuram district.

In Kerala, the services are being launched jointly by Flora Group of Hotels and Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital in collaboration with Aster Volunteers, and in Tamil Nadu, Aster Volunteers have teamed up with Ashok Leyland, Albon Air and Thanal. The mobile medical units are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and will be operational with all the necessary resources to offer basic diagnostic and medical tests, as well as consultations and first-aid treatment. It has an advanced Tele-Health System, leveraging technology to extend the reach of healthcare services beyond physical boundaries. The inauguration ceremony for the services took place at Aster Medcity campus in Kochi, where the mobile medical units were flagged off by Mr. Farhaan Yasin, Vice President, Aster India and Aster Retail, Mr. V. A. Hassan, Chairman and Managing Director of Flora Group of Hotels, and Fr. Joy Koothur, CEO of Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital. The services were simultaneously launched in Chennai and Ramanathapuram as well. Speaking about the new mobile medical unit, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare stated, “The Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service has been helping large number of people for medical check up, consultations and first-aid treatment. This is especially done for individuals residing in remote areas where healthcare accessibility is poor. With this initiative, we have the opportunity to bring medical support to the marginalized communities through Aster Volunteers.” The mobile clinic will have facilities to conduct medical camps at the most remote areas in villages and among tribal and fishermen communities. Identified patients will receive medical and surgical interventions either free or at highly subsidized rates. The medical units will be staffed with doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, and pharmacists to provide prompt and specialized care.

Dr. Nitish Shetty, Chief Executive Officer, Aster DM Healthcare – India said, "We are thrilled to launch the Aster Mobile Medical Services in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, reaffirming our commitment to expanding healthcare access and making a positive impact in underprivileged communities. These advanced mobile units bring diagnostic tests, consultations, and essential treatments directly to remote villages, bridging the gap in healthcare accessibility. Following our Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen’s philosophy that profit is just a byproduct of healthcare, our aim is to transform lives and ensure quality healthcare reaches everyone, regardless of their location or background."

Aster Volunteers, the global CSR programme of Aster DM Healthcare Mobile Medical Services (AVMMS) is a one-of-a-kind CSR initiative by Aster DM Healthcare launched with the goal of delivering medical and healthcare services directly to disadvantaged individuals. As part of this initiative, Aster DM Healthcare has already deployed around 33 medical vans to reach out to individuals residing in remote regions with limited or no access to medical facilities. With its operations across India, Middle East & Africa, Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services (AVMMS) has treated close to a million individuals till date. Aster Volunteers have also been at the forefront of the battle against COVID – 19 and has impacted 2 million+ lives through various social activities.

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