Aster DM Healthcare’s global CSR branch Aster Volunteers has launched its mobile unit in Lebanon to provide healthcare to underprivileged communities, reported ZAWYA.

The mobile unit will be powered by solar panels, leveraging renewable energy.

It will also feature a telehealth system, enabling remote consultations for individuals in remote areas, including Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley.

The initiative is intended to bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility and has already provided free healthcare services to nearly one million individuals across India, the Middle East, and Africa.

The launch event was attended by representatives from The Big Heart Foundation, Aster DM Healthcare, and the University of St Joseph.

Aster DM Healthcare founder chairman and managing director Dr Azad Moopen said: “We are happy to extend our Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services to Lebanon through the latest mobile clinic.

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“Partnering with The Big Heart Foundation and working closely with the University of St Joseph, the mobile clinic will meet the requirements of the basic healthcare needs of the people of Lebanon.”

Aster DM Healthcare plans to deploy more mobile medical units in India, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Zanzibar to expand its reach and provide basic diagnostic tests, consultations, and first-aid treatment.

The Big Heart Foundation director Mariam Al Hammadi said: “This mobile clinic represents more than just a vehicle equipped with medical facilities.

“It is a symbol of hope, resilience, and compassion, a tangible embodiment of our unwavering dedication to improving the lives of individuals and families in underserved areas.

“The strength of our partnership with Aster Volunteers lies in our shared vision of creating a world where everyone has access to quality healthcare.”