For me, Aster Medcity is the fulfillment of a dream nurtured deep in my heart, ever since I visited the Mayo Clinic ten years ago - the dream to create a state-of-the-art healthcare destination, which, one day, will become the preferred destination for advanced medical care for patients from across the world.
With such a lofty goal, Aster Medcity had to be conceptualised differently from existing hospitals in India - which is why this facility was designed as a comprehensive medical township, which will have a Core Hospital and many Centers of Excellence (CoEs). With academics, an outstanding range of support services and accommodation thrown in for a large population who will become part of this environment over an extended period of time, Aster Medcity will evolve to be a unique, one-of-its-kind medical ecosystem.
We’ve started the journey by establishing eight Centers of Excellence in the first phase with 670 beds, and hope to add on more COEs and other facilities in the coming years. Though I realize the arduousness of the road we’ve embarked on, I am excited about driving this project ahead and giving it all it takes, keeping in mind that in the journey towards excellence, there is no finishing line.
Aster Medcity, located in a very picturesque location in Kochi, the business capital of God’s Own Country, is already home to highly skilled doctors. With the most advanced technology for diagnostics and therapeutics, Aster Medcity has attracted many highly skilled healthcare professionals from abroad as well as the rest of India, catalyzing considerable reverse brain drain.
Kerala is known the world over as a destination for wellness-tourism based on the traditional system of Ayurveda. Aster Medcity will create a paradigm shift by focusing on mainstream modern medical treatment, thus placing Kerala firmly on the global Medical Value Travel map.
In the delivery of healthcare, care and compassion are as important as the skills of professionals and cutting-edge technology. This human touch along with a patient-centric hospital design, high quality treatment at an affordable cost and a soothing ambience make Aster Medcity the destination for accelerated healing.
In all earnestness, I would like to make a simple promise to all our stake holders - patients, doctors, employees and everyone directly and indirectly associated with Aster Medcity – We’ll Treat You Well. In every way possible.
Dr. Azad Moopen MD
A doctor, businessman, philanthropist, educationist and visionary, Dr. Azad Moopen is the founder of Aster DM Healthcare – the fastest growing healthcare group . A gold medallist in MBBS with MD in General Medicine, Dr.Azad Moopen worked as a lecturer in Calicut Medical College before relocating to Dubai. And began his incredible journey, from a single-doctor clinic to a healthcare empire that spans 9 countries, including Africa, India and the GCC. Operating under the brand names Aster, Medcare, Access, MIMS (Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences) and DM WIMS (Waynad Institute of Medical Sciences), the group employs over 13,000 people and has 280 facilities including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that provide world-class medical care to millions of people every year.
A philanthropist who has pledged 20% of his wealth for the well being of those in need, he has initiated several innovative corporate social responsibility programmes through Dr.Moopen’s Foundation and DM Foundation. These programmes, which primarily focus on healthcare, include free rural health camps, free community dialysis centres, mobile clinics for early diseases detection and cancer screening units, cardiac care and cardiac surgeries for adults and children and village adoptions for empowerment of women and children.
The founder of DM WIMS – a medical college of international standards and MIMS Academy Trust , he promotes quality education, which he believes is the foundation of a better society and in turn, a better future.
Dr. Azad Moopen is also the Chairman of Credence School, Dubai, Vice Chairman SAFI (Social Advancement Foundation of India), Executive Trustee of the Horizon International School - Calicut and founder of MA Moopen Memorial School for Special Needs for the differently abled.
The country honoured Dr. Azad Moopen with Padma Shri in the year 2011 for his distinguished services to the society. He has also received Pravasiya Bharati Samman from the Government of India, Best Doctor Award instituted by the Government of Kerala, Arab Health Award and the prestigious Arabian Business Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the healthcare industry in the Middle East.
Spearheaded by Dr. Azad Moopen, Aster Medcity is the flagship venture of Aster DM Healthcare, a global healthcare group that provides quality medical care to millions of people every year through its 280 medical establishments across 9 countries, including the GCC and Africa.