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Aster DM Healthcare promises ₹15 crs Aster homes fund to rebuild Kerala

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On occasion of World Habitat Day, the project was presented to Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, and a cheque of INR 2.5 crores was handed over by Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare

Following the most devastating floods in the history of Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, an integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, has announced an INR 15 crores Aster homes fund to be used to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. Dr Azad Moopen handed over a cheque for INR 2.5 crores to Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan at Trivandrum, out of the INR 15 crores, towards the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF).

An amount of INR 12.5 crores shall be used for Aster homes project as follows:

  • New homes will be built for people who have lost their houses and own a land, for whom individual sustainable housing designs will be considered
  • Cluster homes for group of people who have lost houses will be considered, if the government or the local bodies can provide suitable land
  • Retro-fitting of partially damaged homes, as per assessment by our team, shall be done to a maximum of INR 1.5 lakhs per individual
  • Aster employees who have been severely impacted will also be supported as a part of the initiative

“There is no more important role for Aster DM Healthcare today than helping rebuild Kerala, which not only houses some of our flagship hospitals but is also home for a significant number of our employees and their families. Since the day the flood hit Kerala our Aster Volunteers have been the first responders to provide aid and healthcare support and have been working tirelessly to help people in need. Now that phase is completed, and it is time to rebuild the infrastructure that offers hope to thousands of people who have lost everything that they possessed,” said Dr Moopen.

Those who have lost their homes fully or partially are eligible to apply through their website. The applications are required to be attested by Panchayat President / MLA / Village Officer in their jurisdictions. The applications will also be accepted at help desks located at Aster Medcity, Kochi; Aster MIMS, Kottakkal; Aster MIMS, Calicut; and Aster DM WIMS, Wayanad.

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