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Aster Volunteers launches mobile medical services in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Written by : Aishwarya Sarthe

July 8, 2023

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The units will be staffed with qualified doctors, nurses, paramedical personnel, and pharmacists

Aster Volunteers, the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Aster DM Healthcare, has recently launched its revolutionary Mobile Medical Service in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. This service is aimed at bridging the healthcare gap for remote villages. This initiative brings cutting-edge medical facilities to underserved communities, ensuring access to quality healthcare.

The initiative entails deploying mobile medical units equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including diagnostic and medical testing capabilities, consultations, and first-aid treatments. Additionally, the units are integrated with an advanced Tele-Health System, leveraging technology to extend medical services beyond physical boundaries, enabling healthcare access for marginalized communities.

In Kerala, the Mobile Medical Service has added another unit to its existing fleet, bringing the total number of units to six. These units will serve the interior regions of Thrissur district, reaching remote and inaccessible areas. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has received two mobile units to operate in Chennai and Ramanathapuram district. This ensures a comprehensive reach in different parts of the state.

The launch ceremony for the Mobile Medical Services was held at the Aster Medcity campus in Kochi. Dignitaries included Farhaan Yasin, Vice President of Aster India and Aster Retail; V. A. Hassan, Chairman, and Managing Director of Flora Group of Hotels; and Fr. Joy Koothur, CEO of Shanthibhavan Palliative Hospital, inaugurated the mobile units. The launch event was also conducted simultaneously in Chennai and Ramanathapuram, showcasing the widespread impact of this initiative.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman, and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, emphasized the significance of the Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service. This service extends medical check-ups, consultations, and first-aid treatments to individuals in remote areas with limited healthcare access. The initiative aims to bring comprehensive medical support to marginalized communities through Aster Volunteers.

Medical units will be staffed with qualified doctors, nurses, paramedical personnel, and pharmacists to provide prompt and specialized care.

Dr. Nitish Shetty, Chief Executive Officer of Aster DM Healthcare - India, reiterated the organization's commitment to expanding healthcare access and positively impacting underprivileged communities. He highlighted that mobile medical units play a pivotal role in delivering diagnostic tests, consultations, and essential treatments directly to remote villages. This ensures quality healthcare reaches everyone, irrespective of their location or background.

Aster Volunteers' Mobile Medical Services (AVMMS) is an exclusive CSR initiative by Aster DM Healthcare, dedicated to delivering medical and healthcare services directly to disadvantaged individuals. Operating across India, the Middle East, and Africa, AVMMS has already treated close to a million individuals. Aster Volunteers actively involved in various social activities, including their significant contributions during the fight against COVID-19, impacting over 2 million lives. The mobile medical units are a beacon of hope, bringing much-needed healthcare services to the farthest corners of society, and embody Aster DM Healthcare's commitment to creating a healthier and happier world for all.


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