It gives us great pleasure to share that on occasion of Aster DM Healthcare’s 34th Foundation Day, Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare has announced an Aster Volunteers initiative to provide 10,000 free MRIs and CT Scans to patients who really need the high-end investigations but cannot afford them.
The initiative called AsterFreeIN tackles a big challenge faced by many patients, underprivileged or under financial constraints, in accessing much-needed medical investigations which would help them seek proper diagnosis and accurate treatment but are deterred by high costs. This often leads to patients avoiding seeking the needed medical attention or late-stage diagnosis when the disease would have progressed to serious complications.
Revealing the details further, Sri KT Devanand, CEO, Aster Prime Hospitals, Ameerpet, Hyderabad has said that hospitals under Aster DM Health Care in India and GCC have come forward to offer the medical investigations free of cost to needy patients who are referred by doctors (internal and external), NGOs, support groups, government hospitals and medical colleges. He announced that the offer will also be available in Aster Prime Hospital, Ameerpet in Hyderabad. While explaining the procedure to avail the facility, Sri KT Devanand has informed that a patient needs to submit a referral letter from any of the above along with other documents as listed on AsterFreeIN website.
Dr.Satish Reddy, Managing Director, Aster Prime Hospitals, Ameerpet, Hyderabad appealed to doctors (internal and external), NGOs, support groups, government hospitals and medical colleges to support the initiative by referring patients who are in need by proper and careful scrutiny of their eligibility for availing this support. The patient has to approach the Aster Prime Hospital with a letter issued by concerned doctor/organizations that will help the patient avail a free MRI or CT scan, along with supporting documents, he added. As per as the initial plan at Aster Prime Hospitals, Ameerpet, it was decided to do a minimum of 120 scans per month 1440 scans in complete year, he said. He also informed that the patients who want to avail this facility has to bring in doctor’s prescription for scan test and also necessary income proof documents.
Earlier Ms Fathima Taniyath, Head Aster Volunteers program at Aster Prime Hospitals has unveiled a poster of the program in the presence of Sri KT Devanand, CEO; Dr. G Satish Reddy, Managing Director & Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon; Dr BVS Raju, Director and Senior Consultant Nero & Spine Surgeon, Dr Pravin Patil, Head, Radiology of Aster Prime Hosptial.
As the offer is available in limited number at Hyderabad and for a limited period, Aster Prime appeals to all the concerned to utilize the opportunity at earliest thus enabling maximum number of patients can be benefited under the scheme at Hyderabad.
The programs were attended by Sri KT Devanand, CEO; Dr. G Satish Reddy, Managing Director & Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon; Dr BVS Raju, Director and Senior Consultant Nero & Spine Surgeon, Dr Pravin Patil, Head, Radiology; Ms Fathima Taniyath, Head Aster Volunteers program; Dr Uma Sridevi, Chief of Medical Services; Dr. Usha Rani, Dr Sunandini, Dr Rama Sanjai, Dr Jhonsy Thomos, Dr Surya Teja and Sri Nithin Anthony, Operation Head of Aster Prime Hospital.