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Aster Hospital-Mankhool opens its doors to the community

Aster DM Healthcare, the leading Dubai-based healthcare conglomerate, announced opening of Aster Hospital-Mankhool, the largest Aster Hospital under the Group in the UAE. The 100-bed Hospital, located in Mankhool, Bur Dubai, will be the first among the five Aster DM Hospitals which are being commissioned presently to cater to the increasing requirements for the UAE population. The Hospital will open its doors to the community from January 29, 2015, and will be officially inaugurated in the first quarter of 2015.

Over 35 Aster Medical Centres and 10 Access clinics in the UAE concentrate on looking after the primary health aspects of patients. There is a growing need for a facility, which is capable to look after secondary and some tertiary level care for patients by providing them a complete system of care under one umbrella healthcare setup. Over 300 doctors are working across the Aster and Access facilities. The new hospital will promote a team-based practice to help the patients get treatment plans that are verified by a team of experts to ensure that the best plan of action is followed to improve medical outcomes.

Spanning across an expanse of 1,90,000 square feet, the Aster Hospital-Mankhool will provide routine medical, surgical, obstetrics, paediatric, neonatal, dialysis, endoscopy and emergency care services. The advanced facility has been set up with the latest medical and diagnostic technologies across multi-specialty departments.

These details were provided at a press conference organised on the sidelines of Arab Health Congress 2015. Aster DM Healthcare is the Platinum Sponsor of the Congress. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “The opening of Aster Hospital-Mankhool is yet another milestone for us. We are extremely proud to dedicate this facility to the people of the UAE. The Group found its roots nearly three decades ago in a close proximity to this location. We are very thankful to the Rulers, health authorities and other governing regulatory bodies of the UAE for their great support. This Hospital is part of our mission to make good quality secondary and tertiary care accessible to the residents of UAE.”

“This is the first of our five Aster DM Hospitals that are in various stages of construction at this point. We have two more Aster hospitals coming up in Qusais and Abu Dhabi over the next two years; and then again under the Medcare brand, we have one general hospital in Sharjah and another boutique Woman & Child Hospital coming up in Sheikh Zayed Road. The facilities are being set up in line with the vision of the future needs of Dubai and the UAE. These new Hospitals will provide care to people from all sections of the society, ensuring provision of health services of highest international standards. We significantly contribute to the UAE’s medical sector giving priority to raise the standards of medical practice. We currently have about 450 beds under construction in the UAE. The number of units under the Group is set to grow to 300 units by the year 2017 as outlined in our vision plan,” he added.

Speaking at the press conference, Dr. Layla Al Marzouqi, Acting Director of DHA Health Regulation Department, and Director of Dubai Medical Tourism Project, said, “It’s a pleasure to join the launch of Aster Hospital-Mankhool. I hope this advanced medical facility would contribute significantly to the development of Dubai healthcare sector, which is expected to witness further growth. This is mainly driven by the rising demand from the increasing population, rapid developmental activities, introduction of compulsory health insurance, and the promotion of Dubai as a regional medical tourism hub. The healthcare providers in the private sector respond favourably to DHA’s strategy to ensure the best care to the residents and citizens.”

Ms. Alisha Moopen, Director, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “At Aster, we are proud to have been one of the oldest and long standing health care providers in the UAE building a brand that people relate to and are familiar with. Aster has become a household name for friendly quality accessible healthcare. Aster Hospital-Mankhool has been set up to meet the growing demand for super-specialty care by providing holistic treatment of international quality standards to the residents. Aster DM Healthcare focuses on the quality of medical services through its seamless network of accessibility to the people of different nationalities.”

“The old Al Rafa hospital was almost synonymous with Maternity care running a very busy Obstetrics/ Gyneacology department with large number of deliveries every month. As an extension of this department, the new Aster Hospital-Mankhool will have a specialty mother and neonatal care unit. The unit will provide tertiary level care to mothers, who face complications during pregnancy or who have premature babies, especially critically-ill neonates, since these services are not commonplace here yet. The advanced neonatal intensive care unit is well-equipped to admit premature and low birth-weight babies. Our old Al Rafa hospital will subsequently be converted into an IVF and women’s health centre which will complement the hospital further and provide a space that women can reach out for most women’s illnesses such as general well being, wellness, and illness related needs,” she elaborated.

“The new Hospital will provide inpatient services to those seeking long-term care and treatment of chronic diseases, rare medical conditions and afflictions of the elderly, focusing on new cures, treatment methods and studies on such diseases. The Hospital has been set up with five world-class surgical theatres dedicated to neuro, gastrointestinal, neonatal, orthopedic and general surgical treatments including laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries,” Ms. Alisha added.

Centrally located on Mankhool Street in Bur Dubai, the Hospital facilitates easy accessibility and ample parking space. The facility offers round-the-clock emergency services, day care surgical services, and 24-hour functioning pharmacy outlet, in addition to full-fledged diagnostic services with advanced Radiology and Imaging Services along with a full spread of laboratory services. The facility is enabled with cutting-edge equipment including 1.5 Tesla MRI, 16 slice Spiral CT Scanner, 4D Ultra-Sound-Scanner, and Digital X Rays. .

The medical specialties offered at Aster Hospital-Mankhool include Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Urology, Neurology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Audiology, and Physiotherapy to name a few.

With great emphasis given to preventive healthcare, Aster Hospital-Mankhool is also equipped to offer all-inclusive health check-up and wellness packages and patient education programs. The Hospital has set up a special lounge for customers seeking medical check-up packages. All major insurance companies will be empanelled with Aster Hospital-Mankhool.

Dr. Moopen’s vision to provide healthcare beyond boundaries has seen him take the operations across countries from the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan in the Middle East to a strong presence across India and foraying to countries like Philippines in the Asia-Pacific region. Operational across boundaries, Aster DM Healthcare touches the lives of more than 20,000 patients every day and reaching out to around eight million patients annually. The Group currently employs about 13,000 people across its network units.

The Group currently owns and operates a network of over 230 units – across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals — from clinics, medical centers, diagnostic centers, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city consolidated under its brands ACCESS, ASTER, MEDCARE, ASTER Medcity, MIMS and DM WIMS. The multitude of health facilities including 16 hospitals offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet requirements of people from a cross section of the society.

For further information, please contact:
Mohamed Sohel
Aster DM Healthcare
Dir: +971 4 4546044