Aster DM Healthcare, one of the fastest-expanding healthcare companies in the GCC, has launched its operations in Bahrain marking a new era for quality and affordable healthcare in the Kingdom.
The group, with its 28 years of healthcare expertise and a network of 260 establishments across eight countries including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, is expanding its GCC presence with the opening of its first multi-specialty Aster Medical Centre to offer exemplary primary healthcare to the residents of Bahrain.
The Aster Medical Centre opening in Gudaibiya will bring affordable and convenient medical care within reach of one of the densest population areas in Bahrain with over 500,000 inhabitants, of which 67% are expatriates. This marks the first of a number of investments from Aster DM Healthcare into Bahrain and the GCC in general as the company continues to increase its geographical footprint and cater to the growing demand for healthcare requirements and quality service by adding new hospitals, medical centres and pharmacies by 2017, with investment over US$ 136 million.
While the group’s international expansion is in line with its vision of quality healthcare, the company aims to transform the healthcare system of the community it operates in, by bringing advanced medical care of the highest quality to the residents at affordable cost delivered through qualified health practitioners.
Commenting on the group’s expansion plans, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare said, “We pride ourselves on our unique approach of providing quality, affordable and reliable healthcare that exceeds patient expectations and is delivered with the Aster touch. The government’s focus on the healthcare sector and Ministry of Health’s commitment to ensure access to quality healthcare for all its residents presents a wonderful opportunity to add to our growing GCC network while helping transform the local healthcare infrastructure.”
Adding further on launching its Bahrain operations, Ms. Alisha Moopen, Director – Corporate Strategies, Aster DM Healthcare said, “With its large population of middle-income workers and a stable economic environment, the island was exactly the right place for us to expand our regional network. Our first family multi-specialty Aster Medical Centre in Bahrain which marks our 50th centre across the GCC includes an investment of approximately US$ 2 million. It will provide the local community with a comprehensive, accessible and quality medical care service that adds to the country’s socio-economic development.
“In the next two years we will be focusing more on Bahrain and rolling out further four Aster establishments including medical centers and pharmacies to support the local healthcare market,” Ms. Moopen added further.
With its understanding of the healthcare needs of the local population, the group’s first venture in Bahrain, Aster Medical Centre, will serve as the ‘friendly neighborhood family clinic’ offering exemplary primary care through its expert doctors and a caring team of healthcare professionals who are dedicated to provide personal attention and flawless quality service at affordable costs.
The multi-specialty clinic in Gudaibiya will include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, ENT, Dermatology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Dentistry, General Medicine supported by paramedic services including Physiotherapy, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Laboratory, Audiology & Speech therapy and Pharmacy.