Aster DM Healthcare has recently been honoured with two prestigious awards for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts as well as for its contributions towards tackling the COVID – 19 pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa by The Dubai Chamber and the Arabia CSR Network.
The group has been recognised for undertaking various sustainable initiatives aimed to provide energy efficient world-class healthcare, by the Arabia CSR Network. The group was presented with the Winner Award in the healthcare category at the 13th Arabia CSR Awards ceremony that took place on October 6th.
Aster DM Healthcare’s social initiatives through its volunteers, the CSR arm of the group, as well as its efforts to serve as many people as possible since the beginning of the pandemic, has been applauded and the group has been conferred with the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for H1 Cycle 2020, the highest level of recognition for CSR efforts by businesses built on international standards while ensuring local relevance.
The Arabia CSR Award is recognised by global and regional bodies such as the United Nations Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programme and the League of Arab States.
Aster has over 19,800 employees spread across 380 establishments across 7 countries. As a result of their initiatives during the pandemic, 318,490 lives have been impacted by supplying of food and ration kits, 29,539 individuals screened through medical camps, conducted 43 awareness webinars, 15,486 personal protection equipment, masks, gloves, sanitizers, face shields were distributed, 16,697 distress calls have been received at the entity’s dedicated helpline, and 456 COVID-19 patients have been transported by the Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services team in Dubai. Aster has also managed COVID-19 camps in Al Warsan and Jebel Ali with more than 1,750 isolation beds.
Talking about the accomplishments, Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “As a responsible corporate, we believe in staying connected to the community and give back wherever possible.” Aster Volunteers were able to touch more than 2 million lives through various initiatives in a short period. Aster was also stay at the forefront of tackling the COVID – 19 pandemic, while offering affordable and accessible healthcare through sustainable efforts, he added.