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ASTER Pharmacy donates Aed 250,000 to Noor Dubai Foundation
DUBAI, December 4, 2013: Aster Pharmacy a division of Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India, donated Aed 250,000 (Aed Two hundred fifty thousand only) to Noor Dubai Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organization to combat blindness and visual disability globally, as per the commitment taken to donate 1% of the total sale for the month of July and August.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, personally handed over the cheque to H.E. Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidour, Chairman of Noor Dubai Foundation and Director General of Dubai Health Authority in presence of Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Noor Dubai Foundation and other senior officials.

The donation will support the Noor Dubai's global campaigns against blindness and other causes of preventable vision loss among underprivileged people across the world. The initiative is part of Aster DM Healthcare's Corporate Social Responsibility commitment of making meaningful contributions to the communities.

Noor Dubai Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to provide the gift of sight in countries of need. The Foundation began its global campaigns dedicated to combat preventable and treatable blindness among the under served population of the world, to return the gift of sight to people who have lost the hope of treatment due to poverty.
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About ASTER DM Healthcare

DM Healthcare is a healthcare group in the Middle East and India. Founded in 1987 by Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, a doctor turned entrepreneur, DM Healthcare is recognized as the largest private healthcare provider in the GCC region, with over 150 network units consisting of hospitals, medical centers, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies, providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare with management and consultancy services.

Its six brands — ASTER, Medcare, Access, MIMS, WIMS and ASTER MedCity — are repositories of consumer trust across the GCC and India. The Group touches the lives of over 7 million patients a year, providing care to more than 20,000 patients per day. DM Healthcare provides healthcare of the highest quality in the geographies they operate in.

The Group with remarkable turnover is in the midst of an exponential expansion in the GCC and India with the number of units set to grow to 300 by the year 2017 with investments of $600m across Middle East and India.

About Noor Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, founded the Noor Dubai initiative in September 2008 with the aim of healing more

than one million men, women and children around the world in one year. The Foundation became a charitable NGO and non-profit Foundation in 2009 due to its successful treatment of blindness since its first year of establishment.

To date, Noor Dubai has restored the vision of more than 6 million patients in Pakistan, Sudan, Yemen, Chad, Niger, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Uganda, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE. While conducting more than ten thousand cataract surgeries, as well as distributing corrective eye wear, medicines and treatments for more than 90 thousand visual impaired patients around the world through eye camps. The Foundation is currently preparing for its third mobile eye camp for 2013, in the city of Tamale in Ghana.

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For further information, please contact:
Mohamed Sohel Rasheed Palliyalil
DM Healthcare Watermelon PR
Dir: +971 4 4546044 Tel: +971 04 2833655
Email: sohel@dmhealthcare.com Email: rasheed@watermelonme.com

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