Aster DM Foundation, the charitable arm of Aster DM healthcare, provided Dh 1.4 million (NPR 40 million) to Nepal Prime Minister relief fund to rebuild 500 houses in earthquake-stricken villages, including 23 homes of Aster employees that were destroyed by the tragedy.
Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, delivered the contribution to Dhananjay Jha, Nepal Ambassador to the UAE.
“Nepal and its people are very close to our hearts and aid for the Himalayan nation is crucial at present. From our own ranks, we have 23 employees affected by the devastating quake. Since this earthquake hit so close to home, Aster DM Foundation has promised them assistance in rebuilding their homes to do what we can do at this time. We would like to also thank a number of our employees at Aster DM Healthcare who came together and contributed to the fund,” said Dr Azad Moopen.
Jha said: “We are extremely grateful to Dr Azad Moopen and his Foundation for coming forward to help the grieving Nepali families. This donation will go towards the efforts to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes.”
Dhukul Raj, an employee of Aster DM Healthcare Group in Dubai and whose house was damaged by the earthquake expressed his gratitude saying: “It means a lot that the people I work with have come together to help all of us who were affected by the calamity.”
Last April, Nepal was struck by a powerful earthquake and subsequent aftershocks wiping out hundreds of thousands of houses, rendering many Nepalis homeless, hungry and susceptible to disease. By rebuilding those 500 homes, Aster DM will provide people with a solid foundation from which they can recover and move on from the earthquake.