Amity awards Dr Azad Moopen Doctorate for Philanthropy

Amity awards Dr Azad Moopen Doctorate for Philanthropy

Over the last 35 years, Dr. Moopen – Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare has played a phenomenal role in strengthening the healthcare delivery system in GCC

  • By IPP Bureau | March 11, 2022

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare was awarded an honorary Doctorate for Philanthropy by Amity University, Dubai for his commitment to continue serving people in need and making healthcare affordable and accessible for millions of people each year across GCC and India. The doctorate was awarded at a convocation ceremony held at the Amity University Campus in Dubai on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Giving back to society has been instilled into the DNA of Aster DM Healthcare from the very beginning of the organisation in 1987, when Dr. Moopen started his practice with a single clinic in Dubai. He would reserve one day every week to see patients free of charge from morning till night.

A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Moopen has embarked on numerous social initiatives through Aster DM Foundation and Dr. Moopen Family Foundation. His initiatives in the field of healthcare, education, women and social empowerment are providing hope to millions across geographies. He has also earmarked 20 percent of his personal wealth for philanthropic activities enabling social change and helping people in need. In 2017, he launched the Aster Volunteers Global CSR programme to bridge the gap between people who would like to help with those in need. Today, there are 42,000 volunteers who have impacted 3.5 million lives from countries like India, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan, Philippines, Oman and UAE among many others.

Receiving the Doctorate, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “Over last 5 decades, my endeavor has been to provide quality healthcare at an affordable cost to the people. Being in healthcare, we touch the lives of people every day literally and see the requirement to provide care to the marginalized populations. We are actively trying to do this through various initiatives and I am honoured to receive this prestigious degree from Amity University which will  further reaffirm our commitment to continue serving more people in need across the world.”

Conferring the doctorate to Dr. Moopen, Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity University said, “We have been fortunate to celebrate a momentous occasion like this splendid convocation with some of the region’s top leaders and innovators. It was a privilege to award an honorary doctorate to Dr. Azad Moopen, a visionary leader, who has been instrumental in shaping the global healthcare industry. He is an embodiment of continuous excellence, highest professionalism, graciousness and generosity.” 

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