High level Dubai delegation visits Aster Medcity

Posted on : Dec 02, 2019


  • Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, welcomed H.E. Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority at the groups flagship facility in India
  • H.E. Al Qutami visited the facility alongside his delegates as part of an executive visit to India to explore potential collaboration opportunities. He expressed appreciation for the tertiary and quaternary care available at Aster Medcity

Kochi: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was welcomed by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Commander Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO of Aster Medcity and team at Aster Medcity as part of an executive visit to India.

As one of India’s most advanced healthcare destinations, Aster Medcity is renowned for introducing the region’s and country’s many ‘first-time’ advanced treatment techniques. The facility comprises one multi-specialty hospital and ten dedicated Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology, Women’s Health, Child & Adolescent Health, Gastroenterology & Integrated Liver Care, Multi-Organ Transplant and Minimal Access Robotic Surgery.

As part of the visit, H.E. Al Qutami toured the facility accompanied by Dr. Younis Kazim, CEO, Dubai Healthcare Corporation; Dr, Maryam Al Raesi, CEO, Dubai Hospital; Dr. Mona Tahlak, CEO, Latifa Hospital; Dr. Mansoor Nathari, Medical Director, Rashid Hospital and Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, Director, PMO, Informatics & Smart Health, to explore potential collaboration opportunities.

Dr, Azad Moopen and team presented the features and specialties of the hospital to the delegates, with a focus on the Centers of Excellence concept, technological advancements, emergency service, OPD areas, patient rooms, robotic treatment OT, among others. Doctors at the hospital discussed several case studies including the youngest kidney and liver transplant conducted on a one and half year old child with a rare disorder. Robot Assisted Transplant Services were also highlighted as more than 50 per cent of transplant surgeries at the hospital are now done using this technology.

“We continuously strive to further enhance the healthcare system in Dubai to achieve the emirate's vision of providing a world-class leading healthcare system. Throughout our visit in India, we will be visiting esteemed healthcare facilities and meeting with key stakeholders to discuss collaboration opportunities and facilitate knowledge transfer with an aim to progress the vision of our leaders, and cement Dubai’s position as a global destination for healthcare services,” commented H.E. Al Qutami.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare added: “We started our journey in the UAE three decades ago and it is with great pride that we welcome His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami to our highly specialized facility in India. Inspired by the UAE and its leaders, we continuously work towards pushing the boundaries of excellence in healthcare and setting global benchmarks in the field of medicine and patient care across all our facilities. We wish H.E. Al Qutami and delegates a fruitful visit to India and look forward to working towards achieving the nations vision, together.”

Aster Medcity is the flagship hospital of Aster DM Healthcare in India , one of the largest healthcare groups in the Middle East and India, comprising 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 238 pharmacies across the geographies. Out of these, 13 hospitals and 8 clinics are based in India spread in 5 states – Kerala , Karnataka , Andhra Pradesh , Telangana and Maharashtra, with 4 more projects coming up in next 3 years – 2 in Bengaluru , 1 in Chennai and 1 in Trivandrum.

Aster Medcity is one of India’s most technologically advanced healthcare facilities. Medical Value Travel (MVT) is a key part of Aster institutions in the country, as India is a preferred healthcare destination for patients from across the Middle East.

The group is expanding in India & GCC – it is on track to deliver two new hospitals in the UAE by 2020 - one in Sonapur (40+ beds) and the other in Sharjah (80+ beds), with a facility to follow in Dubai International City. There are also an additional two projects for the region, with one facility to open in Oman and an expansion in Saudi Arabia in the near future. It is also on track to construct 4 more hospitals in India – Bengaluru (2) , Chennai (1) & Trivandrum (1) .