In perpetuation of its human endeavors, Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Oman organized a free dental and basic health checkupfor the Al Noor Association for the Blind.
As part of its ongoing commitment to support the wider community and the ‘Aster Volunteer’ and “Aster@30” initiatives, commemorating Aster DM Healthcare’s 30th anniversary year, Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Oman organized a free medical checkup for the Al Noor Association for the Blind on Wednesday, 4th October 2017.
A team of Specialist Doctors and Dentists from Aster Al Raffah Hospital conducted the free checkup and consultations for 80 members who attended the health check. The first of associations between, Aster Al Raffah Hospital and Al Noor Association for the blind, the health camp took place at the latter’s headquarters in Al Khuwair. In addition to this, post the health checkup, the members from Al Noor Association for the blind were taken to The Civil Aviation Club (CAC) for a fun and enjoyable evening with games and other recreational activities.
Commenting on the association, Ms. Seeniya Biju, Chief Executive Officer for Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics said, “It gives us immense pleasure in announcing our alliance with Al Noor Association for the Blind, as they have been excelling in improving the quality of life of several visually impaired and blind individuals in Oman, further empowering them to lead fulfilling lives.”
“Aster Al Raffah Hospital is always at the forefront when it comes to providing healthcare facilities to those in need and creating awareness among them about the importance of regular health checks. Health check-ups such as these are an integral component of our CSR activities, reiterating our commitment to give back to the community. Through this initiative we aim to create a healthier Oman and promise to conduct such health assessments more often. We also believe that this health check has been extremely beneficial for the attendees, as this initiative has been very well received. We are honored with this association and look forward to steadfast support in the future.”
This event also saw the attendance and support of Aster Volunteers, an Aster@30 initiative to bridge the gap between people who would like to help those in need from people who need the help.
“Members at the Al Noor Association for the blind were able togreatly benefit from a free health checkup including dental and vitals check this month, thanks to Aster Al Raffah Hospital. This health engagement initiative with Aster Al Raffah Hospital is a testament to our concern towards the overall wellbeing of those at Al Noor Association, especially in the area of health. Aster Al Raffah Hospital, being one of the leading healthcare provider in the region provides a comprehensive assortment of wellness checks, that we believe Al Noor Association for the blind will greatly benefit from even in the future,” said Mr. Sultan Ahmed Abdullah Al Zabahi, Vice President of Al Noor Association for the blind.
The Al Noor Association for the Blind was founded in 1997 with the aim of improving living standards for blind people in the Sultanate of Oman. The association also represents the interests of the blind community and provides support services in areas of social and vocational development and the teaching of Braille. These services enable members to live as normally as possible in the community. The association, in cooperation with the responsible authorities, also explores employment opportunities for the blind according to their visual condition.
Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative and functions across the nine markets that the company operates in through a web portal platform www.astervolunteers.