Non-Resident Keralites' Affairs Department appoints Dr Azad Moopen as the Director of NORKA-Roots
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, March 04 - 2013 at 11:14
Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen, the Chairman and Managing Director of DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India, has been appointed as the Director of NORKA Roots, the field agency of Department of Non-Resident Keralites' Affairs (NORKA).
Commenting on his appointment as Director of NORKA-Roots, Dr. Moopen said: "I am honoured to be chosen by the NORKA-Roots for this very significant role. There is a huge population of Keralites living in the Gulf, away from their homes and families. NORKA-Roots is a wonderful initiative of the Kerala government that ensures non-resident Keralites are taken care of while outside the country and their needs are met with. I will try to contribute to this initiative which aims to support and guide NRKs; while also playing an integral part in helping us be in touch with our roots. Additionally it pledges to propel our state to even greater heights by channelising investments and resources in the most beneficial manner. It is a great responsibility to be part of this mission and I will put in all my efforts to this worthy cause."
NORKA is a Government of Kerala entity developed to ensure the welfare of the NRKs, redress their grievances and safeguard their rights. Set up in 1996, NORKA has been playing a vital role in the lives of NRKs.
NORKA-Roots is the field agency of the Department of NORKA, set up in 2002. It acts as an interface between the NRKs and the Government of Kerala and a forum for addressing the NRKs' problems, safeguarding their rights and rehabilitating the returnees.
A physician-turned entrepreneur, Dr. Moopen has been a leading business player in the region having established a 145-unit strong healthcare enterprise. With the largest network of healthcare units in the gulf, DM Healthcare is a leading healthcare conglomerate that was set up with a single clinic 25 years ago by Dr. Moopen.
His vision for the company led to its steady growth and astounding success over the years. Dr Moopen has combined professional and management excellence, passionately pursuing healthcare delivery and philanthropic activities. Today, Dr. Moopen is among the top most influential business entrepreneurs and philanthropists across the Middle East and rest of the world.
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