|06 December, 2018

Aster DM Healthcare fulfils commitment by employing 108 people of determination

"Building an inclusive organisation should be a priority for all corporates," says Dr. Azad Moopen, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dr Azad Moopen awarding Ms Sonitta Antony , a person of determination working with Aster DM Healthcare

Dr Azad Moopen awarding Ms Sonitta Antony , a person of determination working with Aster DM Healthcare

  • Aster DM Healthcare announced fulfillment of commitment to employ 100 people of determination announced in 2017- Year of Giving. Within 2018- Year of Zayed, 71 people of determination were recruited across the Company’s operations in 9 countries.
  • Currently, 22 people of determination are employed in the UAE and additional 23 are working across Aster’s units in the GCC
  • Initiated as a key pillar under the Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the initiative will continue to focus on their training, addressing health and wellness needs

The United Arab Emirates: To commemorate International day of Persons with Disabilities, Aster DM Healthcare organized an event called “Common Ground” for people of determination employed with the Company across the United Arab Emirates, GCC and India. The event was held to recognize the efforts of these individuals and highlight their contributions across the company. Broadcasted live across all Aster units globally, the event brought together the Company’s 17,700 employees on one platform to celebrate an inclusive culture.  

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare said, “I believe that every individual who has the passion to achieve their dreams and motivated to work-hard should be given an opportunity, without discrimination. Inclusion and diversity are a part of our ethos at Aster DM Healthcare and forms the basis of our strength as an organisation. We have seen individuals challenged with a disability, driven by sheer determination and hard-work excelling at their jobs. As such, we are further committing to include people of determination as 1% of our total employee base across 9 countries. Let us encourage people of determination to become active participants in the society.”

The initiative reflects Aster DM Healthcare’s objectives of aligning its activities with that of the UAE’s Year of Zayed, and the embodiment of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s values which include wisdom, respect, sustainability and human development.

Rana Fanek, Call Center Associate at Aster Pharmacy in UAE, and a lady of determination, who has proven that with hard work and commitment, people of determination are viable members of the workforce also noted, “Being differently abled should not be a hindrance in the path of your success. Inclusion is a key component to the success of corporates and the society. It further empowers us to become self-dependent. I am delighted to be a part of the Aster family, an organisation that truly recognizes the importance of integrating all members of the society into its workforce to drive a sustainable excellence.”

Adversity in life comes unexpected, and those who move forward are those with determination. Here is Rana's story and her journey as an Asterian. video. Also meet, Heart to Heart band formed by a team of visually impaired musicians who have been associated with Aster Medcity since 2015: video

Initiated as a part of Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the initiative aims to make a sustainable impact in the lives of people.


About Aster Volunteers, the global CSR programme of Aster DM Healthcare
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 854,065 lives across geographies. Operating primarily across 9 countries including GCC and India, Aster Volunteers have been able to treat 99,792 individuals through mobile medical camps, conducted 140,120 basic life support trainings and 22,988 free surgeries as well as health investigations, supported with the recruitment of 108 differently abled people and conducted 2608 medical camps. The aid programme in Somali land, Jordan, Bangladesh & Kerala has benefitted 233,488 people.

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 21 hospitals, 113 clinics and 216 pharmacies. These are manned by our 17,700+ employees from across the geographies that we are present in, delivering on a simple yet strong promise to its people: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.

For more information about us, please visit www.asterdmhealthcare.com or contact:
Lavanya Mandal
Head of PR and Internal Communications
Aster DM Healthcare
Tel:  +971 528126577
Email: lavanya.mandal@asterdmhealthcare.com
Bejoy Changarath
Assistant General Manager - PR & Media Relations
Aster DM Healthcare
Tel: +971 524073559
Email: bejoy.changarath@asterdmhealthcare.com
Mazin El Nagib
FleishmanHillard UAE
Tel: +971 4450 2600
Email: Mazin.elnagib@fleishman.com 

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