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Aster honours peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion

Health care group holds vir­tual gath­er­ing of staff to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties

- Staff Re­port Society · Health Care · United Arab Emirates · India · Aster DM Healthcare · Azad Moopen

The nearly 18,000-strong staff of Aster DM Health­care in the UAE, GCC and In­dia marked In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties — cel­e­brated every De­cem­ber 3 — in a vir­tual gath­er­ing.

Called ‘Com­mon Ground’, the event was broad­cast live across all Aster units glob­ally to high­light the con­tri­bu­tions of peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion em­ployed across the com­pany and cel­e­brate its in­clu­sive cul­ture.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Dr Azad Moopen, founder­chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Aster DM Health­care, said: “I be­lieve that every in­di­vid­ual who has the pas­sion to achieve their dreams and are mo­ti­vated to work hard should be given an op­por­tu­nity, with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion. We have seen in­di­vid­u­als chal­lenged with a dis­abil­ity, driven by sheer de­ter­mi­na­tion and ex­celling at their jobs.”

“As such, we are fur­ther com­mit­ting to in­clude peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion as one per cent of our to­tal em­ployee base across nine coun­tries. Let us en­cour­age peo­ple of de­ter­mi­na­tion to be­come ac­tive par­tic­i­pants in so­ci­ety.”

‘In­clu­sion key to suc­cess’

Rana Fanek, call cen­tre as­so­ciate at Aster Phar­macy in the UAE and a per­son of de­ter­mi­na­tion, who has proven that they are vi­able mem­bers of the work­force, said: “Be­ing dif­fer­ently abled should not be a hin­drance in the path to your suc­cess. In­clu­sion is a key com­po­nent to the suc­cess of cor­po­rates and the so­ci­ety.

“It fur­ther em­pow­ers us to be­come self-de­pen­dent. I am de­lighted to be a part of the Aster fam­ily, an or­gan­i­sa­tion that truly recog­nises the im­por­tance of in­te­grat­ing all mem­bers of the so­ci­ety into its work­force to drive sus­tain­able ex­cel­lence.”

 ??  ?? Rana Fanek (cen­tre) with her col­leagues dur­ing the Aster DM Health­care vir­tual gath­er­ing on De­cem­ber 3.
Rana Fanek (cen­tre) with her col­leagues dur­ing the Aster DM Health­care vir­tual gath­er­ing on De­cem­ber 3.

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