Aster announces the provision of health care in 455 establishments


United Arab Emirates/ India: On the 35th founding day of Aster DM Healthcare, the organization announced global growth to 455 facilities and thus emerges as one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in India and the GCC. With 27 hospitals, 126 clinics/laboratories and 302 pharmacies1 in 7 countries, serving approximately 20 million patients per year. In India, with the deployment of 77 Aster1 brand pharmacies, 9 Aster Labs, Aster Clinics and Aster Home Care, in addition to 14 hospitals, the organization is rapidly expanding its integrated care network in 5 states.

To celebrate 35 years of service, a new corporate logo identity marking “Aster DM Healthcare since 1987” was unveiled with the “Care is Just an Aster Away” campaign through a large window display on Burj Khalifa in Dubai to be seen physically and virtually on Aster’s social media platforms.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “As we look back over the past 35 years of Aster’s existence, we are overwhelmed by what we have been able to accomplish with the unwavering trust and confidence that our patients and customers place in us. The vision with which we set ourselves to make quality healthcare accessible to people is taken up with new vigor through the Care is Just An Aster Away campaign, where we want to be closer to our customers. Going beyond business, giving back to society through our initiatives under Aster Volunteers has been central to our philosophy to make healthcare accessible to those who need it most. In addition, we have decided to provide jobs to 150 determined people within a year.

In line with the organization’s commitment to supporting and empowering the underprivileged population, Aster would continue to provide free and subsidized treatment to thousands of patients each year. In this regard, 3 more Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services (AVMMS) were launched in Africa, Iraq and India on the day of the foundation, bringing the total number of AVMMVS units to 19 vehicles. Aster has also committed to launch 4 additional units in Africa, thus extending AVMMV services to 7 African countries where they are strongly required. In addition to this, Aster plans to establish 5 Aster Volunteers Telehealth Service Centers in Africa, to support the diagnosis and treatment of the people there, through direct connection with Aster Hospitals in India and GCC .

The two vehicles in Somaliland in Africa and Iraq respectively, were launched in Dubai by Smt. Tadu Mamu Consul (Press, Information, Culture & Labour), representative of Hon. Consul General of India; Hussein Al-Ishaqi, representing the office of HE. Vice President of the Republic of Somaliland; Dr. Zakariya Dahir, representing the Ministry of Health Development of the Republic of Somaliland; and Dr. Yaseen Al-Mamouri, President of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society; in the presence of Ms. Mariam Al Hammadi, Director, The Big Heart Foundation; Mr. Ahmed Al Falasi, – Winner of the Arab Hope Makers 2020; Dr Omar Al Sakaf, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Government of Dubai; Dr. Azad Moopen – Founding Chairman and CEO, Aster DM Healthcare; Ms. Alisha Moopen – Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare and Mr. TJ Wilson, Executive Director and Group Head of Governance and Corporate Affairs, Aster DM Healthcare.


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