DUBAI – In an effort to give back to the community and empower differently-abled people, a pharmacy arranged, last week, an initiative called ‘Al Amal – The Hope.’
Aster DM Healthcare organized interactive entertainment and wellness activities to more than 200 differently-abled members and their families, in coordination with the Dubai Club for People of Determination.
Volunteers from the firm and other individuals also arranged a free medical check-up camp for the attendees with the support of doctors from Medcare Women and Children Hospital, Dubai and Medcare Hospital, Sharjah and Aster Hospitals and Clinics, and para-medical staff and nurses from various specialties, including general medicine, orthopedics, pediatric, dentistry, gynecology and ENT.
The medical team also demonstrated basic life support awareness and CPR training.
Artistic kids also enjoyed a creative workshop on arts and crafts, painting and photography.
Aster DM Healthcare is working on recruiting more than 100 differently-abled people in its workforce in GCC and India.
“With the blessings of the Almighty and support of our UAE rulers, Aster DM Healthcare has completed 30 years in the healthcare sector. To celebrate three decades of serving the society, we have launched a series of initiatives to give back to the community in which we operate,” Dr. Azad Moopen, chairman and managing director for Aster DM Healthcare, said in a statement.
“Through the Al-Amal initiative, we are honored to help and support the people who are living their life with determination and achieving things to the best of their abilities,” he added.
Currently, the firm has already hired 24 differently-abled people in different workforce areas.
“The efforts by all the volunteers and their willingness to support our community is very commendable. Many people want to help, and many are in need of help,” he said.
“The Aster volunteers serve as a platform to connect both these segments of society,” Dr. Zeba Moopen, director for Special Projects and head of Aster Volunteers, meanwhile, said.
Over 60 external volunteers, close to 30 internal volunteers from various divisions of Aster DM Healthcare, and multiple NGO partners came together.
Thani Juma Berregad, chairman of Dubai Club for People of Determination, expressed the initiative of Aster regarding the support to the differently-abled people.
“The recruitment opportunity for these people is a great help for them to support their families and themselves while working in the mainstream work environment,” Dr. Azad Moopen said.