UAE's Hospital group sets up free medical camp for low-income workers

UAE's Hospital group sets up free medical camp for low-income workers

Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, has organised a mega medical camp with the aim of helping more than 5,000 low-income workers in the region. Starting from April 10, the camp has been organised on the occasion of World Health Day in line with the spirit of the Holy Festival of Ramadan.

The camp will be set up for five hours in the evening every day until the end of April to raise awareness about the importance of health as a human right and ensuring equal access to right care and at the right time.

At the camp, workers will be given free consultations from specialists in urology, pulmonology, cardiology, orthopaedics, general surgery and internal medicine.

Talking about the initiative, Dr Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics UAE, underlined the importance of equal access to quality healthcare for every citizen.

"Through our Aster Volunteers initiatives, our attempt is to take healthcare to the doorsteps of those populations for whom taking care of one's health is secondary," Dr Bichu said.

The healthcare specialist hailed low-income workers who work day in and day out to provide better living to their families in their home country without concerning about their own health.

"Through this health check-up camp, we intend to encourage these people to undergo preventive health check-ups so as to avoid any untoward health scare," Dr Bichu added.

As part of the initiative, all beneficiaries will undergo free tests for cholesterol, BMI and blood sugar, among others. People in need of further specialist consultation will also receive assistance from specialty doctor for further evaluation.

In addition, workers will be given training for tackling emergency situations, including handling heatstrokes, such that they are able to provide necessary care for their immediate circle at the workplace or accommodation.

SOURCE: Khaleej Times


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