Chief Minister of Kerala felicitates Aster DM Healthcare employees for aid relief efforts
The Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Sri Pinarayi Vijayan honors Aster employees for their commitment towards rebuilding Kerala.
Around 60 Asterians have contributed towards building of 45 homes for the flood effected victims, amounting to Rs. 2.25 crores or AED 1.16 million.
Construction has already begun in Kochi, Kalamassery, Paravur and Wayanad for around 90 homes for families who lost everything to the floods.
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2019: The Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Sri Pinarayi Vijayan honored the Aster employees at a special thanking ceremony for their selfless commitment towards rebuilding homes in Kerala following last year’s devastating floods.
Following the floods in Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare pledged a Rs. 15 crores or AED 7.7 Million Aster Homes fund to rebuild Kerala. Rs. 2.5 crores out of this was contributed towards the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF). The remaining amount of Rs. 12.5 crores or AED 6.4 Million is being used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the State, with an aim to build 250 homes. Out of this, 60 Aster employees have joined hands to contribute 45 homes amounting to Rs. 2.25 crores or AED 1.16 million. Employees from Aster DM Healthcare’s operations in 9 countries have also contributed from their salaries towards the Aster Homes Fund. Total contribution from the employees have been Rs. 5.88 crores or AED 3.04 million.
On the occasion Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare said, “Giving back to our communities is a value that is embedded in the Aster Volunteers Global Initiative. The floods in Kerala have destroyed the homes of many residents and displaced even more. The least we can do during these times of hardship is to pull together and give back to those who need our help the most. I am very proud of our employee’s selfless willingness to help others.”
Eminent partners like Rotary International, NGOs and few philanthropists have also joined hands with Aster DM Healthcare to build houses for the flood victims across the State. When the floods hit Kerala, Aster Volunteers were the first responders to provide aid and healthcare support and have been working tirelessly to help people in need. Through their efforts during the initial few weeks they were able to help more than 50,000 people. Aster Homes is the next phase of Aster Volunteers’ Aid Kerala effort to help rebuild the State.