In recognition of their medal winning achievements in the recently concluded Paralympics 2016 in Rio, Aster DM Healthcare will offer Lifetime Healthcare to the Indian champions through its CSR division Aster DM Foundation. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare made the announcement at a special felicitation ceremony organised for the medal winners including Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Singh Bhati and Deepa Malik in Mumbai. Dr. Moopen, the Founder and Managing Trustee of Aster DM Foundation joined Sachin Tendulkar among the key contributors to the financial reward offered to the winners. Aster DM Healthcare will offer Lifetime Healthcare support and care across its facilities in Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolhapur, Kozhikode, Kottakkal and Wayanad. The medal winners can avail of the support throughout their lifetime. It is the first-of-its kind Lifetime Healthcare support offered to athletes by any private healthcare player in the country.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Azad Moopen said, “Aster DM Healthcare is honoured to have an opportunity to build a lifetime relationship with these champion medal winners. On behalf of every employee of Aster DM Healthcare, I congratulate the athletes for overcoming multiple challenges and bringing laurels to the country, and being role models. We are sure that the medal winners will aim higher and continue to inspire a new generation of sportspersons to excel on the world stage.”
“As a doctor I am aware of the risk of potential injuries during the extensive training undertaken by these Paralympians. When Sachin Tendulkar discussed the felicitation of these Rio Paralympic medal winners and requested if Aster can take care of them for life, I immediately agreed whole heartedly. Physical fitness is most important for sports personnel and having access to healthcare facility forms a critical part of this. Aster DM Healthcare will support the champions in case of health issues. Sports Medicine is offered across some of the Aster facilities in the country, which can be utilised by them effectively. The Aster network will continue to be available beyond the sporting career of these champions. We believe that this endeavour can be of significant relevance to them,” he added.
Aster DM Healthcare currently operates eleven hospitals in India with over 3519 beds. Among the facilities are Aster Medcity (Kochi), Aster CMI (Bengaluru), Aster Prime (Hyderabad), Aster Aadhar (Kolhapur), Aster MIMS (Kozhikode), Aster MIMS (Kottakkal) and DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences.
It also operates Aster Clinics in Bengaluru which provide one-stop medical facilities and healthcare services for the entire family and are a gateway to good health in the neighbourhood. The company is also the healthcare partner for Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) and manages the medical services facility at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
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