New Delhi: Mohalla clinics, Delhi government’s globally acclaimed primary health centres, got a shot in the arm with the launch of Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service. This will provide preventive primary healthcare to underprivileged communities across Delhi reaching nearly 1 lakh people. It will be healthcare aplenty for poor people from now onwards.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal formally launched the Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service by flagging off a mobile medical van at his residence. The endeavour will be for making primary healthcare accessible to under privileged communities in Delhi. Aster DM Healthcare will drive this initiative with the help of Alshifa Multispeciality Hospital in Okhla.
The mobile medical van will be a key component of this initiative and will be integrated with medical camps that will target communities within a 10-15 km radius of Alshifa Multispeciality Hospital, reaching nearly 1 Lakh people who currently do not have access to comprehensive medical facilities. The van is equipped with all facilities to provide diagnostic, laboratory, medical check-ups, consultation, and first aid treatment. The mobile clinic will also be fully staffed by a doctor, nurse and medical technologist to offer healthcare services.
“The Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Service has given us an opportunity to serve people living in the impoverished pockets of this city who are in acute need of basic healthcare facilities. We are pleased to have the support of the Honourable Chief Minister who has been a vocal advocate of providing quality healthcare to the citizens of Delhi. Our partnership with Alshifa Multispeciality hospital and Human Welfare Foundation is an endeavour to leverage our expertise and skilled medical personnel to make a tangible impact on communities across Delhi,” said Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare & Managing Trustee of Aster DM Foundation.
“It has been our long-term effort to make healthcare services easily accessible through bringing it to the door steps to the needy. We are glad to have our Honourable Chief Minister’s support and partner with Aster DM Healthcare and Human Welfare Foundation to deliver maximum benefit to the under-privileged people of the area,” said Mr. Abdul Nazar, Director of Alshifa Hospital.
This initiative will help in early detection of lifestyle diseases like diabetics, hypertension etc while also educating the public about the importance of hygiene in general with a special focus on mothers and kids. In addition to the Mobile Medical Service, medical screening camps will be organized to provide specialty medical care in presence of top doctors from Aster hospitals in India.
Depending on the patient history, Aster Volunteers will also facilitate advanced surgeries for high risk patients to further support them. The mobile van is a part of Aster DM Foundation’s “Doctor on Wheels” approach to provide prompt and timely free medical care at the doorsteps of communities in need.
Aster Volunteers programme, the global corporate social responsibility initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, was launched on occasion of the company’s 30th anniversary in 2017 and provides a platform which bridges the gap between people who would like to help with those in need. Driven by Aster DM Foundation, through various initiatives, the programme has been able to impact 646,764 lives across geographies. Operating primarily across 9 countries including GCC and India, Aster Volunteers have been able to treat 300,000 individuals through mobile medical camps, conducted 127831 basic life support trainings and 19416 free surgeries as well as health investigations, supported with the recruitment of 70 differently abled people and conducted 2192 medical camps.
Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence the Company is one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary healthcare through its 20 hospitals, 112 clinics and 213 pharmacies.