11 Apr 2018 – 11:07

Over 5,000 benefit from Aster free health package

The patients receiving free tests.

The Peninsula

DOHA: Aster DM Healthcare, the largest private healthcare provider in the State of Qatar, has created a new history of free health packages.

As many as 5,017 people availed free health packages with 23 tests offered by Aster on the occasion of World Health Day as a part of their CSR initiative, Aster Volunteer. The free tests were held at Aster Medical Centres in C Ring Road, Al Hilal, Al Rayyan, Industrial Area, Al Khor, Old Al Ghanim and Aster Hospital in Mathar Qadeem on April 6, 2018 from 6.30am to 11am.

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Aster’s free health package includes a series of lab tests such as Lipid Profile (comprises of 5 tests), Complete Blood Count (comprises of 14 tests), Uric Acid (Kidney related), ALT (SGPT) related to liver, Blood Sugar and a Doctor Consultation.

World Health Day is observing every year on 7th April to draw worldwide attention towards the importance of global health and to raise the common public awareness towards health issues and concerns.

Stating on achievement, Dr. Sameer Moopan, Chief Executive Officer, Aster DM Healthcare- Qatar said, “We had started the campaign well in advance and collected registration through our Whatsapp number. In fact, over 7,200 people had registered for the event and we closed registration on Thursday. The camp was open to all residents of Qatar and large number of expatriate families and bachelors have availed the facility”.

“This initiative by Aster Volunteers reinforces our commitment to making quality healthcare accessible to all. Aster Volunteer programme are testimony to our effort to empower individuals who want to make a positive difference in the society and extend a helping hand to the less fortunate” he added.

Aster Volunteers, is a healthcare and wellness initiative of Aster DM Healthcare that focuses on spreading hope, and connecting people who would like to help with those in need.  Aster Volunteer already conducted activities like free medical camp, free health packages, awareness sessions and dress & winter jacket distributions for fishermen earlier this year.