Kollam is about to witness a groundbreaking transformation in its healthcare landscape as Aster DM Healthcare, a renowned and leading quaternary healthcare provider in Kerala, joins forces with Padmavathi Medical Foundation Hospital. With a shared vision of delivering exceptional patient care, this collaboration will breathe new life into the already functional hospital, propelling it to greater heights under the brand of Aster PMF. The arrival of Aster PMF promises to revolutionize healthcare services in and around Sasthamcotta, raising the bar for clinical and non-clinical processes and introducing an influx of top-tier clinical talents.
The partnership between Aster DM Healthcare and Padmavathi Medical Foundation Hospital marks a significant milestone in the region's healthcare journey. The facelift planned for the hospital premises will align it with Aster Hospital's world-class standards, creating a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that prioritizes excellence, compassion, and innovation.
Aster PMF is poised to introduce advanced medical technologies and cutting-edge facilities, enhancing the quality of patient care in Kollam district. From cardiology and orthopaedics to neurology and oncology, the hospital will offer a comprehensive range of specialized clinical services, ensuring that residents have access to a wide spectrum of healthcare expertise under one roof.
Be rest assured that the community can look forward to a future where exceptional medical care is easily accessible. Aster PMF is poised to play a pivotal role in ensuring the well-being and health of the community, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and lives of the people it serves.
At Aster PMF Hospital we provide the highest quality of care and a transformative experience for all your healthcare needs. With our network of multi-speciality hospitals, specialised doctors, and world-class technology, we bring global standards of medical care to our patients.
Our hospital is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). We maintain the highest standard of medical care.
We have a unique portfolio to serve the needs of patients in Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary Care, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Labs, and Digital Health. Our wide-ranging services make us accessible to each patient who walks through our door.
We have highly trained experts & doctors, trained in international institutions, coupled with years of experience to deliver just the right medical outcomes. Our team of highly qualified doctors have several unique achievements to their credits, but the most important thing is our multi-disciplinary approach to providing the best possible treatment for each patient.
Good clinical outcomes start with the right diagnosis. Our multi-disciplinary approach does just that. Our team of specialists will listen to your needs, evaluate your condition and collaborate with different specializations on complex cases, to come up with the right treatment plan. Patients are provided with multiple treatment options, the most suitable of which is arrived at after through a cross-function, cross-specialization committee such as the Tumour board that decides the best course of action.
At Aster, we provide professional, transparent and hassle-free service. Our dedicated team of international coordinators assists overseas patients seeking a consultation, a second opinion, or medical treatment.
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Want to find out more about Aster Hospitals - India? The answer to all your questions can be found below.
What is the process of booking appointments?
Our International Patient Coordinator will liaise between you and the hospital. He will arrange your appointments as well as coordinate for various services like the outpatient clinic, laboratory, and pathology, medical imaging, and in-patient surgical procedures, etc.
What are the facilities for international patients?
- Airport pickup & drop facilities
- A local sim card will be provided to you upon your arrival
- VISA / FRRO assistance
- Language interpreters
- Foreign Exchange conversion at the hospital
- In-room colour television & cable connection
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary stay in your room for one attendant
- On-demand special arrangements can be made to fulfil specific religious or dietary needs
- Regular updates for your referring doctors & family
How to get a medical opinion, so accordingly I can plan my visit?
You can share your medical case history / current clinical reports / scans & details of previous treatment with us. Our team of expert doctors will evaluate and provide the cost and treatment plan before your arrival.
What are the modes of payment acceptable at Aster?
- At the time of admission, payment can be made through cash/credit cards.
- Authorised Foreign currency exchange counter is available in-house
- The payments can also be transferred directly to the Hospital’s account through wire transfer before the arrival or through traveller’s cheque. On discharge, any excess amount will be refunded to you and any shortfall will have to be paid in cash.
Do you provide accommodation & meal to the patient's attendant?
Yes, the attendant can stay with the patient in the room (except ICU stay). We also provide complimentary meals to the attendant.
Can I get an estimate for my treatment?
You can get an estimate for our International Patient Coordinator.
The patient coordinator will help you with financial details before, during and after the visit. Services offered usually include providing deposit and payment information, estimates and price updates for medical services, and communication with medical insurance companies or third parties on behalf of a patient.
What kind of documents should I bring to my appointment?
- A list of your current medications, and the dosage for each. You can also bring vials or containers with you to your first appointment.
- If requested, any medical information and radiology images (including written radiology reports) that your local doctor has given you.
- Any forms you have been asked to provide.
- Name, address and phone number of the referring physician if applicable.
- Information about your medical insurance, if you have private insurance.
- Passport size photograph of patient and attendants
Do you provide medical visa support?
Yes, we do provide visa assistance letter after receiving the passport details of the patient and attendant(s), date of travel to enable in obtaining the medical visa.
Note - If you are travelling on a medical visa, you are required to register at the Foreigners Regional Registration Office within 14 days of your arrival. Your patient coordinator will help you with all these formalities
• Patients from Pakistan & Bangladesh are required to register with the nearest Police Station or Police Commissioner's office within 24 hours of arrival Refer to your Visa/Transit document,
Do you assist with airport transfers to international patients?
Yes, we provide complimentary pick / drop from / to airport to international patients. We organise the pickup on receiving the patient's travel details.
Do you help with booking the accommodation?
We have a tie-up with hotels / guest houses / service apartments in the vicinity of the hospital for our international patients. We share the list of the same in advance with our patients. They can do the booking directly or let us know to do the same on their behalf.