Dr. Moopen conceived and established a first of its kind “Standalone Community Dialysis Centre” in the state of Kerala. The focus is on improving the quality of life of kidney patients, who cannot afford the recurring treatment or surgical expenses and need regular hemo-dialysis for survival.
Dr. Moopen’s foundation has established number of Early Diseases Detection and Cancer Screening Centers (EDDCs) in association with Aster DM Foundation. These centers receive technical and medical support from Aster DM Healthcare facilities in Kerala, such as Aster Medcity, Kochi and Aster MIMS, Calicut.
The Foundation is in the process of establishing a standalone Radiation Oncology Center (a not-for-profit project) with highly advanced medical equipment for patients who are in need of critical radiation oncology care. This pioneering center at DM WIMS Medical College in Wayanadu—the backward hilly and tribal district of Kerala, will benefit patients, especially from the central and northern region of Kerala where advanced treatment facilities are rare. This center will provide free or highly subsidized care to eligible patients. This initiative is supported by Aster DM Foundation and the role model project receives funding support from Moopen’s Family Foundation.
Mobile Medical Units have been introduced into service to provide primary medical care to people living in remote areas in India, the UAE and Philippines where medical facilities are non-existent or inadequate. The Mobile Units offer services of doctors and paramedics. Medicines are provided free of charge.
Aster DM Healthcare conducts regular Community Connect activities through its CSR programs including:
- Road Safety Campaigns
- Free BLS Awareness Training
- Health Awareness Sessions
- Free Medical Camps
- Preventive Care Activities
- Blood Donation Drives
- Organ Donation Pledges and Awareness
Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide are born with defective hearts. Many of these anomalies are correctable through timely detection and surgery. However, there are not many centers in the world that specializes in pediatric cardiac surgeries. With the objective of providing the best care that modern medicine can provide to children, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or financial status, Dr. Moopen’s Foundation, has initiated the “Save The Little Hearts” program under the Healing Touch project.
Dr. Moopen’s Foundation provides financial support worth crores of rupees every year to patients, who cannot afford the cost for advanced treatment, including complex surgeries.
An efficient and effective system is in place for assessing and extending subsidies and support to eligible patients for treatment at Aster DM Healthcare facilities in India. Patients, who are found to be in need of support, are often provided treatment free of cost.
Dr. Moopen under Moopen’s Family Foundation has established Moopen’s Institute for Local Empowerment (MILES) as a role model Village Adoption Project in his native village Kalapakanchery in North Kerala. MILES conducts regular activities for education and socio-empowerment which is a great impetus for the village folks to aim for a higher standard of life.
The Emergency Departments of the hospitals of Aster DM Healthcare have a dedicated disaster management team to provide immediate healthcare support to the victims of natural calamities and disasters. The team could provide remarkable services to Chennai flood victims and the temple fireworks disaster victims in Kollam district in Kerala.
Many NGOs working in the healthcare, education, and socio- developmental activities are getting support from the Aster DM Foundation or from Dr. Moopen’s Family Foundation. The Foundation also supports the activities of NGOs such as Al Jalila Foundation, based in Dubai, which focuses on research on diabetes, cardiac sciences, and oncology.
The Aster Media Awards have been conceptualized by Aster DM Healthcare in recognition of the tremendous impact of mainstream media in shaping public awareness, acknowledgement and actions in the respective region. As part of the social responsibility of the Group, Aster DM Healthcare has been keen to provide a platform to applaud the efforts of the fourth estate, whose talent, efforts and commitment do not get the due recognition in society.
Aster DM Healthcare has launched #iPLEDGE, as part of its Aster SAFEROADS CSR programme, a campaign to help raise awareness on road safety headlined by the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. #iPLEDGE was rolled out in the GCC and India following its joint announcement by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founding Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Tendulkar in New Delhi.
My Health My Pledge, health awareness campaign was taking a pledge to walk 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Our honorable Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen had formally launched the campaign. We can all make a big difference to our and our loved ones’ health by taking one small step at least in the right direction. It is something that all of us must do, for the sake of our loved ones and for ourselves.