- On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan- Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of AED 1.3 Million was handed over by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare
- The additional amount of AED 6.4 Million will be used to build new houses and repair homes for flood affected victims, as per following scheme.
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced a 7.7 Million Dirhams Aster Homes Fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare handed over a cheque for 1.3 Million Dirhams to Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan at Trivandrum, out of the 7.7 Million Dirhams, towards the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF).
An amount of 6.4 Million Dirhams shall be used for Aster Homes project as follows:
New homes will be built for people who have lost their houses and own a land, for whom individual sustainable housing designs will be considered
Cluster homes for group of people who have lost houses will be considered, if the government or the local bodies can provide suitable land
Retro-fitting of partially damaged homes, as per assessment by our team shall also be done.
Aster employees who have been severely impacted will also be supported as a part of the initiative.
“There is no more important role for Aster DM Healthcare today than helping rebuild Kerala, which not only houses some of our flagship hospitals but is also home for a significant number of our employees and their families. Since the day the flood hit Kerala our Aster Volunteers have been the first responders to provide aid and healthcare support and have been working tirelessly to help people in need. Now that phase is completed, and it is time to rebuild the infrastructure that offers hope to thousands of people who have lost everything that they possessed,” said Dr. Azad Moopen.
Those who have lost their homes fully or partially are eligible to apply. The applications are required to be attested by Panchayat President / MLA / Village Officer in their jurisdictions. The applications will also be accepted at help desks located at Aster Medcity, Kochi; Aster MIMS, Kottakal; Aster MIMS, Calicut; and Aster DM WIMS, Wayanad.