Aster DM Healthcare and Consulate General of India recognised the efforts of 100 medical professionals, volunteers and representatives of supporting government entities in the presence of officials from Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
A team of 21 Asterians reached Dubai early on Sunday morning at 1.30am from India. These were staff working in Dubai in Aster and Medcare facilities here who were stuck in India because of the lockdown.
In addition to its CSR efforts and contribution towards the COVID-19 pandemic, the group has also been recognised for undertaking various sustainable initiatives aimed to provide energy efficient world-class healthcare, by the Arabia CSR Network.
The team leading the project hopes to break ground by mid-2021, with the commencement of the Aster Cayman Medcity — phase 1 construction.
The initiative is aimed at supporting patients who are financially disadvantaged and yet in need of critical care.
The new policy will support the families of Aster employees who lost their lives due to COVID-19 or those who may succumb to the disease in the future.
The Golden Visa was presented to 319 Aster doctors along with their family members, taking the total number of granted Golden Visas to 750+.
The 75 tonnes of essential supplies were hand-delivered to the underprivileged families by Aster Volunteers.
The path forward in continuing India’s journey of resilience is through vaccination, says Dr Moopen. ‘It is our only hope for putting the pandemic behind us.’
Dr Azad Moopen said, "Over the years we have been inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's visionary leadership and efforts towards upliftment of the society and people in need, locally as well as globally..."