The Group aims to help people become aware of their own health by offering them free check-ups and educational materials during the campaign.
Commenting on the ASTER Wellness Month initiative, Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, DM Healthcare, said: “Preventive care is an extremely essential part of healthy living. This can only be achieved if people are aware of their health and work towards maintaining it. At DM Healthcare, we realize the important of preventive healthcare, and have created a month that is completely dedicated towards it. Through ASTER Wellness Month, we are taking our expertises and services to the people with the aim to help them be more informed health-wise, while also making it extremely easy for them to do basic health check-ups.”
“We are truly grateful to have the support of the governing authorities. Our vertical “ASTER”, which consists of hospitals, medical centres, diagnostic centres and pharmacies, will play major role in this initiative by extending its resources and services for public benefit as a social commitment. We are certain that we will be able to impart the message of health and wellbeing more strongly among people,” Dr. Moopen added.
The campaign is in line with ASTER’s Community Good Health Programme (CGHP) and falls on the ongoing Silver Jubilee celebration. As part of the ASTER Wellness Month, free blood sugar and blood pressure tests will be conducted at the DM Healthcare stands at the activity places. The campaign began on the November 14, 2012, coinciding with the World Diabetes Day.
Free blood sugar tests were offered to people across all ASTER facilities in the UAE on November 14, 2012. Medical screening camps and free check-ups were conducted at few places in Dubai.
DM Healthcare will also give away educational leaflets aiming to urge people to be well-informed about their health, as part of this campaign. Interactive quizzes will also be conducted with the aim to gauge the level of awareness among people on health issues. People with correct responses to the quiz get to enter a lucky draw, standing a chance to win complete health checkups from ASTER, Blood Pressure machines, and glucometers.
ASTER Wellness Month will be conducted at major malls in the UAE on the coming days, where a team of healthcare professionals from ASTER will be available to conduct the campaign. ASTER will take the campaign from place to place, staying at each place for a minimum four days. The campaign is set to conclude by end of December, 2012. ASTER is also conducting the Wellness Month activities in Qatar and Oman, where it has wide presence.
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