Dr.Azad Moopen , Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare and Dr Harish Pillai, CEO Aster Medcity, Cluster Head, Kerala – Aster DM Healthcare at the press conference held in Kochi, Kerala
Dr. Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare on August 3 announced at a press conference in Kochi that the Aster DM Healthcare Group is launching two hospital projects in Kerala located in Kannur and Trivandrum and also evaluating a proposal to set up a Children’s Hospital in Kochi. This will add another 1099 beds. Aster already has 2,480 beds in their four hospitals in Kerala with 4764 employees and is thus one among the largest private sector healthcare player in the state.
Aster MIMS at Kannur and Aster Capital at Thiruvananthapuram are in different stages of construction and planning. The proposal for the new 150 bed Aster Children’s Hospital in Kochi is in planning and conceptualization stage and will be located within the Aster Medcity campus.
The project work on the 200 bed Multi-Speciality Aster MIMS at Chala, Kannur is underway and is expected to be ready for launch by 2018. This shall serve the population of North Kerala.
Land has been acquired for the 749 bed Aster Capital near Akkulam lake on NH 66 (old NH 47) at Thiruvananthapuram , is proposed to be a Multi-Speciality Hospital. The expected date of completion is end of 2021.
Dr. Harish Pillai, Cluster Head for Kerala & CEO Aster Medcity said, “Aster DM Healthcare is a home grown entity that is fully committed to the State of Kerala and the announcement of these projects shows our constant endeavor to improve healthcare services for the community.”
Aster DM Healthcare has presence in five states in India with 11 hospitals and 3,983 beds. As of 31st March 2017, Aster DM Healthcare has 18 hospitals, 96 Clinics and 202 pharmacies spread over 9 countries , employing 17,240 full time employees, including 1,269 doctors and 5,692 nurses.