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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurates Aster Medcity in Kochi

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 16:10 Hrs  [IST]

Aster DM Healthcare, one of the major healthcare companies in India and in the Middle East, started its flagship hospital Aster Medcity in Kochi on May 6, 2015.

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam inaugurated the facility in the presence of Oommen Chandy, chief minister of Kerala and host of dignitaries from across SAARC and Middle East. Over 1000 staff at the hospital pledged to donate their organs on the occasion.

Aster DM Healthcare, promoted by doctor-entrepreneur Dr Azad Moopen, is a large healthcare services provider in the country, with hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Calicut and Kochi. The group also runs a nursing and medical college in Kerala.

Spread across 40-acre waterfront campus in Kochi, Aster Medcity is a medical township. It is one of the largest healthcare facilities in India and is the biggest project of Aster DM Healthcare till date.

Dr Azad Moopen, chairman of Aster DM Healthcare, said “We follow a simple philosophy of ’We’ll treat you well‘. This philosophy of patient care drives all that we do. We have the best of global experience, which we now bring to India. Aster Medcity is a project that sets new benchmark in medical care and technology to drive best medical outcomes.”

The Aster Medcity launch event was attended by dignitaries including Haji Essa Maidoor – director general, Dubai Health Authority, government of Dubai; Hussain Rasheed - minister of state for health – Maldives; Nassar Khalifa Al Budhoor – assistant minister of state for health, under secretary – ministry of health, Abu Dhabi; Dr Nambukara Helambage Rajitha Harischandra – health minister, Sri Lanka; K M Mani – state minister for finance, Kerala and U T Khader – health minister, Karnataka. More than 3,000 people attended event hosted within the Aster Medcity campus.


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