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Aster Volunteers flagged off its 6th Mobile Medical Service

Kochi : Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare, flagged of its 6th Mobile Medical Services for India, in continuation of its commitment announced during the 33rd Foundation day of Aster DM Healthcare early this month. The Mobile Medical Services was flagged off jointly by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, and Hibi Eden MP at a function held at Aster Medcity Hospital, based in Kochi.

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H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority along with 10 member delegation visited Aster Medcity.

Kochi: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was welcomed by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Commander Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO of Aster Medcity and team at Aster Medcity as part of an executive visit to India.

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Aster Medcity doctors saves life of 50-year-old patient with heart’s pumping power just 15%

Kochi: A 50-year-old patient, who was admitted in a critical state after his heart’s pumping power fell down to 15%, has received a new lease of life through a rare bypass surgery performed at Aster Medcity. The life of Hassan, a native of Aroor in Alappuzha district, was saved by a medical team under Dr. M. K. Moosa Kunhi, Consultant, Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon, Aster Medcity.

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Be Young At Heart

Aster 'Be Young At Heart' health-campaign was launched on the 27th of September at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity. An initiative to commemorate World Heart Day 2019, this health campaign aims to promote awareness on heart health and prevention of lifestyle-related heart diseases.

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Kochi Metro staff given training in BLS and first aid

Kochi: Aster Medcity has provided training in basic life support (BLS) and first aid to the maintenance staff of Kochi Metro. 21 employees of Kochi Metro attaended one day training given by the emergency department of the hospital. Certificate in BLS and First Aid course were also awarded for the employees

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4th Monsoon CME 2019

The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health, Aster Medcity and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) are jointly conducted the fourth Aster Annual Monsoon CME on common pediatric problems on 18 August 2019 at IMA Hall, Kaloor, Kochi from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Heart Failure Clinic Inaugurated

Heart Failure Clinic, a dedicated facility for heart treatment was inaugurated at Aster Medcity, by Cdr Jelson Kavalakkat, ChiefExecutive Officer on 17 July 2019. The clinic under the Centre of Excellence, Cardiac Sciences is equipped with highly advancedstate-of-the art facilities to deal with complex heart failures.

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Minister applauds Aster Medcity for successfully containing Nipah outbreak

After 53 days’ hospital stay, 23-year-old Nipah patient has discharged from Aster Medcity on Tuesday. All the hospital expenses of the patient were borne by the hospital. Honourable Health Minister Smt. K. K. Shailaja visited the patient before he was discharged from the hospital.

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Doctors’ Day celebrations

Doctors’ Day celebrations at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Oncology was inaugurated by Dr. Annie Stanley Thakore, General Manager – Operations.

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Drop of Hope

On Blood Donor Day, CEO Cdr Jelson Kavalakkat felicitated our “Champion Donors” who have donated blood more than 4 times at our blood bank.

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Aster Medcity launches cardiac CHIP centre

Kochi: Aster Medcity, a quaternary care centre catering to a large number of patients from South India, the Middle East, Africa and Maldives, has launched Complex High-risk Indicated Procedures (CHIP) Centre under Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The CHIP Centre at Aster Medcity is the second such centre in the country.

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International Nurses Week 2019

As part of International Nurses Week 2019 celebrations, over 300 nurses from Aster Medcity participated in a Walkathon today at Kochi to spread the message of "Health for All" and "Raise the Standards of Healthcare through Nurses". The Walkathon culminated in a Flash Mob, which also raised awareness about Aster Volunteers, at the venue of Manorama SportOn where Aster Medcity is participating as the Health Partner.

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First batch of Aster Homes handed over to the flood victims in Kerala

Kochi: The first set of cluster houses, built as a part of Aster Volunteer’s efforts to Re-build Kerala were handed over to the beneficiaries. These were built in association with Rotary Cochin Harbour under the Aster-Rotary Homes project. The keys were handed over by actor Aparna Balamurali at a function held on Wednesday. Eight houses were built at Velankanni Matha colony, North Kuthiyathodu at Kunnukara Panchayat in Kalamassery assembly constituency.

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Aster KIND Priority Card Launched

​Aster KIND Priority Card, a one-of-its-kind privilege card that will empower children with Autism to avail fast-tracked, priority services across Aster Medcity, was launched on the 3rd of April 2019 by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, in the presence of Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO - Aster Hospitals and Clinics, India, Cmdr. (Retd.) Jelson A Kavalakkat, CEO – Aster Medcity, Dr. T R John, CMO – Aster Medcity and several other dignitaries. The Guest of Honour, Shri. G Vijayaraghavan, Honorary Director of CADRRE, Founder & Former Director of NISH and the first CEO of Technopark, joined the function online.

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Celebrating A Second Chance At Life With Art

Aster Medcity today hosted an Art & Crafts Exhibition with a difference - all participating artists being kidney transplant recipients who underwent treatment at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Nephrology & Urology. This unique exhibition was inaugurated by Commander (Retd.) Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO, Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. V Narayanan Unni, Lead Senior Consultant Nephrologist and other members of the transplant team, including Doctors, Nurses and support staff. ​

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Aster Medcity wins award in BCI India and South Asia Awards 2019

Aster Medcity was awarded in the ‘Most Effective Recovery’ category at the BCI India and South Asia Awards 2019, held in Bengaluru. Cdr. Jelson Kavalakkat, Chief Executive Officer received the award on behalf of the hospital. Aster Medcity was selected for the award based on its ability to bounce back and demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity. ​

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Rebuilding Lives: Foundation Stone Laid For First Aster-Rotary Cluster Homes For The Flood-Affected

Rebuilding Lives: Foundation Stone Laid For First Aster-Rotary Cluster Homes For The Flood-Affected

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Awareness: The Key To Winning The Battle Against Cancer

Aster Volunteers, in association with the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, held a Cancer Awareness Session for Kudumbasree workers in Varapuzha at the Krishi Bhavan Hall in Varapuzha.

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Harnessing The Power Of Teamwork

Organisational excellence is always the result of efficient, competent and seamless teamwork. A workshop on teamwork, collaborative functioning and leadership for Managers was conducted at Aster Medcity on 16 February 2019. The workshop was led by Cdr. (Retd.) Rajesh Ram Kumar, who retired as the Commanding Officer (Submarine) from the Indian Navy in the year 2016.

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Dedicated OP Area For International Patients Inaugurated At Aster Medcity

A dedicated OP area for international patients was inaugurated at Aster Medcity by Dr. Abdullah Al Shukaili, HEALTH ATTACHÉ, Consulate General of the Sultanate of Oman in the presence of Cdr. (Retd.) Jelson Kavalakkat - CEO, Dr. T R John – CMS, Doctors and MVT Staff.

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Know Your Mind: Mental Health Talk for College Students

Aster Medcity, in association with Aster Volunteers, Department of Psychology - Union Christian College, Aluva and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, conducted expert talk sessions on mental health at colleges in Ernakulam on the 5th of February 2019. The event, which was led by Dr. T R John, Consultant – Psychiatry & CMS, Aster Medcity, was aimed at creating awareness on mental wellbeing among college students.

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Aster Medcity organized ASTRA - 2, the second edition of Advanced Surgical Techniques & Robotics.

ASTRA - 2, the second edition of Advanced Surgical Techniques & Robotics at Aster was held at Aster Medcity on 2nd and 3rd of February 2019. The two-day CME, which was attended by highly acclaimed Surgeons, featured live demonstrations/workshops and in-depth lectures on latest techniques and advancements in robotic surgery.

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Oraganized a Walkathon "I am & I will" on World Cancer Day 2019

Aster Medcity, in association with NSS Unit SNMIMT Maliankara, organized a walkathon “I am & I will” from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Kaloor Junction, to commemorate World Cancer Day on 4 February 2019. #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #CANSURVIVE.

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Aster Talkathon On Cancer: Live Healthy To Prevent Cancers, Say Experts

The Centre of Excellence in Oncology, Aster Medcity, in association with the NSS Unit of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, conducted a Talkathon on Cancer to commemorate the World Cancer Day on 4th February. The event, which was held at St. Teresa’s College Auditorium, featured talks on detection, treatment and prevention of cancer by leading Oncologists and a dazzling fashion show “Kinitra” by women who successfully won the battle against cancer.

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‘Hospital Clowns’ bring laughter therapy to patients at Aster Medcity

For the first time in Kerala, Aster Medcity, the world class quaternary healthcare centre conducted an introductory session on ‘hospital clowning’ for its patients as well as doctors and medical staff. The session was conducted by professionally trained Hospital Clowns from The Little Theatre India. In addition to performing for the young patients in the wards and the OPD, the hospital clowns demonstrated how humor can be an effective tool to achieve a personal and trusting atmosphere between the caregivers and the patients, reducing stress, fear, helplessness and sadness in the hospitalized pediatric patient.

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Genomics In Clinical Medicine: One-Day Workshop Held At Aster Medcity

Genomic technologies have witnessed rapid advancement over the past few years. This has not only enabled doctors to understand the biology of diseases better, but also reduce the cost of nucleotide sequencing significantly.

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Aster Centre for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Officially Launched

Aster Centre for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Aster Medcity was officially inaugurated today by Commander (Retd) Jelson A Kavalakkat , CEO – Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. T R John, Chief Of Medical Services, Dr. Annie Stanley Thakore, General Manager - Operations and Dr. K M Mathew, Senior Consultant - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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Aster DM Healthcare to partner Bajaj Finserv for Aster Easy Care Scheme

Kochi, 03 January 2019: Aster DM Healthcare Ltd., a global integrated healthcare provider, announced its partnership with Bajaj Finserv for Aster Easy Care – an initiative designed to empower patients to access emergency and elective medical care without worrying about arranging for finances. Aster Easy Care in association with Bajaj Finserv is applicable for medical bills ranging from Rs.4,999 to Rs.4,50,000.

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Aster Medcity organises Christmas celebrations for the differently-abled

Aster Medcity has organised Christmas celebrations for the forty differently-abled inmates of Capernaum Charitable Trust, Pachalam. In the celebrations held at Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi, Santa Claus greeted the guests by gifting them a Christmas hat and sweets. After lunch, a counselling session was held under the guidance of Aster KIND (The Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre). To add to the festive spirit, there were cultural programmes by Aster Medcity doctors and a Christmas cake cutting ceremony.

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Building an inclusive organisation should be a priority for all corporates, says Dr. Azad Moopen

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Aster DM Healthcare announced fulfillment of commitment to employ 100 differently abled people across the Company’s operations in 9 countries. Currently, 108 differently abled are employed with Aster.

Initiated as a key pillar under the Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the initiative will continue to focus on training, addressing health and wellness needs of the differently abled.

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ASTER WOMEN'S HEALTH Celebrates 1000 Deliveries

Aster Women's Health reached another milestone of 2018 earlier this month when 1000th baby was delivered on 20 November 2018. In honor of this event, the success was celebrated by cutting a cake in the presence of Cdr Jelson A Kavalakkat, Chief Excecutive Officer, Aster Medicity.

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Aster Medcity organised Lung disease awareness programme and Medical camp along with an Oxygen Bar to mark the World COPD Day

Kochi, November 21, 2018: Aster Medcity Pulmonology Department organised a free Lung disease awareness programme and medical camp today to mark the World COPD Day. Film Actor Tovino Thomas inaugurated the programmes at Ernakulam Town Hall

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Obesity is rising at alarming rates across the world, in both adults and children. Reasons for obesity or excess body weight include genetics, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet and lack of physical exercise. Though obesity can be controlled through lifestyle alterations to a certain extent, experts say that bariatric surgery the most effective treatment when it comes morbid obesity (severe obesity) and associated metabolic complications.

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'Panjaravandi' on a Roll

On World Diabetes Day, Aster Medcity and Club FM Radio rolled out an AC bus "Panjaravandi", offering free rides to commuters on the Ankamali to Thevara route, along with free random blood sugar test, awareness talks and fun contests.

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Aster Homes initiative to Rebuild Kerala begins with laying of foundation stone for first house for the flood affected

Kochi, November 11, 2018: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, today laid the foundation of the first home under the Aster Homes initiative announced in September this year to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. The foundation stone for the house being built for Mr. Biju in Kurumkotta Island, Cheranalloor, Ernakulam was laid by Fim star Nivin Pauly in the presence of Sri Hibi Eden, MLA and other officials. Dr. Harish Pillai, Chief Executive Officer - Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India at Aster DM Healthcare was also present on the occasion.

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‘School Shikshan’ project launched

Aster Medcity’s ‘School Shikshan’ project was inaugurated by S Sharma MLA at Kadamakkudi Govt Higher Secondary School. The project aims to impart basic computer education and training in communicative English to the students of five selected schools in Kadamakkudi Panchayath in Ernakulam district.

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Aster Sick Kids Foundation (ASK), in association with Aster Volunteers, donated school stationary including school bags, notebooks, sets of crayons, pencils and pens to 200 school children at the Government UP School Kottuvally and Government UP School Chirakakom. These students had lost all their learning aids in the recent floods in Kerala.

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The Department of Medical Gastroenterology at Aster Medcity hosted Connect 2018

The Department of Medical Gastroenterology at Aster Medcity hosted Connect 2018 – Connect 2018, a one-day conference for Nurses and Endoscopy Technicians on the 30thof September 2018 at Aster Medcity.

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Aster DM Healthcare to donate Rs 15 crore for rebuilding Kerala

Aster DM Healthcare, a prominent healthcare services provider in India and the GCC, has announced a Rs 15-crore fund for helping the reconstruction of Kerala, which was recently hit by the worst floods in its history.

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Aster Vertigo & Balance Clinic

The Aster Vertigo & Balance Clinic at the Department of ENT, Aster Medcity was officially launched today by Shri. Rishi Raj Singh IPS, DGP – Excise Commissioner , Former HOD, Department of ENT, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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16th Annual ANMPICON Held At Kochi

The 16th Annual Conference of the ANMPI, hosted jointly by the Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET-CT at Aster Medcity and the Association of Nuclear Medicine Physicians of India, was held on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Kochi.

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Aster DM Healthcare Introduces Aster Easy Care Scheme In Association With Federal Bank

Kochi, 25 September 2018: Aster DM Healthcare Ltd., an internationally renowned integrated healthcare services provider, announced the launch of Aster Easy Care – an initiative designed to allow patients to access emergency and elective medical care without worrying about arranging for finances. Launched in association with Federal Bank, Aster Easy Care is applicable for medical bills ranging from Rs.25,000/- to Rs.5,00,000/-.

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Aster Endo Summit 2018

The Department of Endocrinology at Aster Medcity hosted Aster Endo Summit 2018 a one-day CME on management of Endocrinology and Diabetes related problems in day to day life at the Marriot Hotel on 16 September 2018.

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Aster Medcity has conducted medical camps at various flood-affected locations.

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Aster Volunteers from Aster Aadhar Hospital Kolhapur and NGO Korgaonkar @ Kayamkulam

The White Army, a specially trained team that rescues people during natural disasters, along with Aster Volunteers from Aster Aadhar Hospital Kolhapur and NGO Korgaonkar Trust travelled more than 1700 kilometres by train to Kayamkulam, braving heavy rains, to provide all possible assistance to the mass flood relief operations being carried out in the district.

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FICCI honours Dr. Azad Moopen of Aster DM Healthcare with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

New Delhi, August 31, 2018: Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.

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Aster Medcity provided essential medical care to flood victims of various relief camps in Cheranelloor.

Aster Volunteers and Doctors from the department of Emergency Medicine, Aster Medcity provided essential medical care to flood victims of various relief camps in Cheranelloor.

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Aster Centre For Fertility Turns One

The Centre For Fertility at Aster Medcity celebrated its first anniversary and the birth of the first Aster IVF baby.

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SIMMS BLACK Lecture Conducted At Aster Medcity

The Centre of Excellence in Women's Health at Aster Medcity, Kochi, in association with AICC Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, South Zone and Cochin Obstetric & Gynaecological Society (COGS) conducted SIMMS Black Lecture on Thursday, 2nd August 2018.

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Aster Medcity Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health at Aster Medcity hosted an awareness session on the miraculous health benefits of breast milk, on 4 August 2018, in connection with the World Breastfeeding Week.

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The First Dr. P C Alexander Memorial Oration

The first Dr. P C Alexander Memorial Oration was delivered by Dr. Santhosh Soans, National President, Indian Association of Pediatrics on 22 July 2018 at the IMA Hall on 22 July 2018.

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India’s first ESPINIC Master Class on advanced pediatric intensive care

India’s first ESPINIC Master Class (European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care) on advanced pediatric intensive care was conducted by Aster Medcity and Aster CMI, Bengaluru, in association with and Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kochi Branch.

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Advanced Chronic Total Occlusion Workshop Held At Aster Medcity

A workshop on Complex Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty with IVUS/OCT guidance was conducted at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity on the 6th and 7th of July 2018. Led by our Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma, the workshop, which included an interactive symposium on the latest advances / retrograde techniques in CTO angioplasty based on interesting cases, was attended by top cardiologists from various parts of Kerala.

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Aster Volunteers Conducts Orientation Workshop

Aster Volunteers, an initiative led by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare, touches the life innumerable people by providing them medical as well as non-medical support, through volunteers who’ve signed up for the cause.

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Safety Goes A Long Way: Free Helmets For Pillion Riders

Safety of pillion riders on two-wheelers is something that’s very often ignored. Many people tend to overlook the fact that pillion riders too are at risk if they don’t wear helmets to protect themselves against head and neck injuries. Aster Medcity in association with Freedom Riders, a bikers’ collective, distributed fifty free helmets to pillion riders on two wheelers at Marine Drive, Cheranelloor and Bolghatty junction, with an aim to create rider safety awareness and emphasise the fact that every life is precious.

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Stem Cell Awareness & Donation Drive At Aster Medcity From 8 – 15 June 2018

Did you know that the only potential cure to many blood diseases including blood cancer is bone marrow transplant, which, many a times, requires blood stem cell from an unrelated donor? This is because most of the time, the possibility of finding a perfect match from siblings / family members is only around 30%.

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Aster Medcity Conducts CME On Nutritional Management Of Children With Diabetes

Nutritional management of children with diabetes is an extremely challenging task. The diet needs to be balanced in such a way that it comprises nutrition-rich food that helps age-appropriate growth and development, but also keep the blood sugar levels well I control to prevent further complications in future.

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World's Largest Pulmonary Function Tests Campaign in a Day

Aster Medcity Hospital, in association with Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and Motor vehicles Department organised the world's largest Pulmonary Function Tests(PFT) campaign covering all 14 districts of Kerala in a single day from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm on April 24, 2018.

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World Liver Day: Aster Medcity Celebrates One Year Of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

The first anniversary of 'People Helping People' organ transplant support group was celebrated at Aster Medcity on World Liver Day, 19 April 2018. Led by an expert transplant team, the initiative aims to offer emotional support, information, and education on all aspects of organ transplant to organ recipients, donors, patients listed for transplant, their family members and caregivers by providing an open forum interactive platform for sharing real life experiences.

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Aster Medcity commemorates World Liver Day with award-winning exhibition “Life Before Ashes”

Kochi: To commemorate World Liver Day, Aster Medcity has come up with an uncommon initiative to spread awareness on the subject of organ donation. In collaboration with the Mohan Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network), Aster Medcity has brought the award-winning exhibition “LIFE BEFORE ASHES” to Kochi. The exhibition will be held at the Lulu Mall from 19th to 22nd April 2018.

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Spine Boot Camp 2018: Spine Surgery Is Now Safer Than Ever, Say Doctors

Kochi: The second edition of the Spine Boot Camp, a comprehensive training programme for spine surgeons on the latest surgical techniques, technological advancements and improved patient safety was inaugurated by Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster DM Healthcare Hospitals, India at the Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort in Kochi on 31 March 2018. The function was attended by Commander Jelson Kavalakkat (Retd.), COO, Aster Medcity; Dr. Dilip Panikar, Lead Senior Neurosurgeon and Dr. K Venugopal Menon, Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Sparsh Hospital, Bangalore.

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ASTER DM HEALTHCARE Showcases The Future Of Healthcare At Kerala Digital Summit 2018

Aster DM Healthcare offers visitors to the Kerala Digital Summit 2018 a vision of the future of healthcare. Visitors to Aster booth are taken on a journey through a ‘Time Tunnel’ into a future of healthcare that is augmented and enriched by technology.

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Aster Medcity Honours Organ Donors On World Kidney Day 2018

To gift a person a new life through organ donation is nothing less than a divine act. Aster Medcity celebrated the World Kidney Day on 8th March 2018 by honouring organ donors who gave away a part of their body to save another’s life. The theme of this year’s kidney day was “Donate An Organ To Loved One And Save A Life”.

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Aster@30 Celebrations At Aster Medcity

The 30th anniversary of Aster DM Healthcare was celebrated at Aster Medcity on the 11th of December 2017. The function was attended by Mr. Latheef Kasim, Manager - Aster DM Healthcare, Mrs. Santy Sajan, Chief Operating Officer; Mr. Vinod Y R, Chief Business Development Officer; Dr. T R John, Chief of Medical Services and Dr. Aparna Ghosh, General Manager - Quality, Aster Medcity. Aster DM Healthcare, which started as single doctor clinic in Dubai in 1987, is now a fast-growing global healthcare brand with 323 world-class medical establishments across 9 countries.

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Community initiative by Aster Medcity trains 1000 student cadets in Basic Life Support

Aster Medcity today successfully organized a unique community initiative by successfully training 1000 student cadets in Basic Life Support. The BLS training program to teach essential life saving skills was held at the IMA hall and organized by Aster Medcity jointly with the Aster Sick Kids Foundation (ASK) ,which strives to provide every child with an equal opportunities to avail world class healthcare irrespective of their social strata, IMA, Ernakulam and the Kochi City Police.

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Aster PROBOT CME: Advanced Robotic Prostrate Cancer Management

Aster Urology hosted a master class on robotic management of prostate gland cancer was held at Aster Medcity on 20 November 2017. Led by a highly acclaimed faculty panel, the CME featured in-depth talks on comprehensive management (diagnosis and treatment) of carcinoma of the prostate gland, along with a live, interactive workshop on prostate biopsy and RARP.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme At Aster Medcity

Dr. Donald Farquar, one of the most respected Geriatric Physicians in the United Kingdom and International Head, Royal College of Physicians, inaugurated the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme at Aster Medcity on World COPD Day, 15th November.

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Aster Medcity celebrates small superheroes at Born2Live event

Kochi: November 11, 2017: This weekend saw Aster Medicty hosting a unique get-together ‘Born2Live’ for children who had been admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for serious illnesses and those who are undergoing or have undergone special treatment in hospitals for critical diseases or health conditions.

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Aster Medcity hosts Open Forum with the team of “Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela” for Breast Cancer Month

October 14, 2017, Kochi: Aster Medcity today hosted an Open Forum on Breast Cancer with the cast and crew of the film ‘Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela’ film. The forum was organised as part of the intiatives during Breast Cancer month, which is observed in October every year. Taking a cue from theme of the film, the theme of the forum was ‘Njandukalillatha Nattil - Fighting A Winning Battle Against Cancer’.

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Aster Medcity Employees take pledge to donate organs

Kochi: Aster Medcity Employees took pledge to donate organs after death in connection with Physicians Assistant week celebrations. Mr Prasad VG ,Secretary of Indian Association of Physicians Assistant (Kerala Chapter) read out the pledge to 38 employees.

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Aster Centre for Clinical Research Inaugurated

A dedicated facility for clinical research was inaugurated by Dr. Arun Warrier, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Aster Medcity on 27 Sept 2017 in the presence of,Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO – Aster Medcity & Cluster Head (Kerala) – Aster DM Healthcare; Mrs. Santy Sajan, COO; Dr. P C Alexander, Lead Senior Consultant Paediatrician & CMO and Ms. Asha Nair, Manager, Cytespace Research Site Solutions. Named Aster Centre for Clinical Research, this facility will offer highly advanced clinical research solutions in association with Cytespace Research Private Limited.

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MARINE DRIVE, Kochi - 29 Sep 2017

Heartfully Yours - Flash Mob and Lecture & demonstration led by Dr. Faeez Mohamed Ali, Cardiologist on “How to respond to a heart attack in public spaces” at Marine Drive on World Heart Day

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Heart Camp @ Aster Medcity on 29 Sep 2017

The finale of the six-part Hridayasparsham campaign at Aster Medcity Kochi on World Heart Day. Approx. 600 patients underwent comprehensive heart check-up during this year’s camp

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Poovili 2017 at Sisters Of The Destitute Home, Ankamaly

Aster Medcity, in association with the Rotary Club, conducted a grand Onam celebration ‘Poovili 2017’ the 100+ members of the Sisters of Destitute Home in Ankamaly on World Elderly Day, 23rd September 2017, as a part of the Aster@30 Vlunteers initiative.

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World Lung Day Camp Held At Aster Medcity

The Department of Pulmonology at Aster Medcity held a Lung Camp on World Lung Day at Aster Medcity on 25 September 2017. The camp offered free consultation, walking test and breathing exercise to the patients with respiratory problems.

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Fifth Japanese CTO Angioplasty Workshop Held at Aster Medcity

Angioplasty has rapidly become the preferred mode of revascularization for a large spectrum of coronary blockages thanks to the high success rates, low chances of complications and effective results.

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Hridayasparsham 2017

Hridayasparsham Heart Camp, a world heart day initiative by Aster Medcity and Malayala Manorama, was flagged off by renowned film artist Mr. Sharafudeen and playback singer Ms. Sithara on 21 September at Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO – Aster Medcity & Cluster Head (Kerala) – Aster DM Healthcare; Mr. B Balagopal, General Manager – Marketing, Malayala Manorama; Mr. Anil Mathew, Senior Manager, Malayala Manorama; Mrs. Santy Sajan, COO, Aster Medcity and Dr. Anil Kumar R, Lead Senior Consultant, Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity.

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Renal Pathology Conclave 2017

A conference of Nephrologists and Renal Pathologists “Renal Pathology Conclave 2017” was held on 10 September 2017 at Aster Medcity, in association with Nephrology Association of Kerala.

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Aster Nallonam 2017: The True Spirit Of Onam

Aster Medcity and Aster Sick Kids Foundation, as a part of the Aster@30 Volunteers initiative, hosted a grand Onam celebration at Kandathara Govt. UP School in Perumbavoor.

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Aster Endo Summit 2017

Aster Endo Summit 2017 – a CME organised by the Department of Endocrinology at Aster Medcity, was held at the Marriot Hotel, Kochi, on Sunday, 10 September 2017.

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Medically, deglutition or the “science of eating” or has witnessed a dramatic evolution over the years. This has enabled doctors to understand and address complex problems related to swallowing with utmost precision.

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Aster Neuropathology Update 2017: New Approaches To Management Of Brain Tumour

Neuropathology is a subspeciality of anatomic pathology that has evolved rapidly over the past five decades. The advancements in this field have enabled doctors to understand of biology of brain tumours better, which translates to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans

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Aster Medcity Celebrates World Breast feeding Week

Breast milk is undoubtedly the best milk for babies. The Centre of Excellence in Child & Adolescent Health at Aster Medcity hosted a 3-day event for creating awareness on the incredible health benefits of breast milk and breastfeeding, which included talks, quiz and poster competitions.

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Aster Centre For Fertility Inaugurated

The Centre For Fertility at Aster Medcity was officially inaugurated on Thursday, the 3rd of August 2017 at 10:00AM by The Indian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr & Mrs. Navdeep Singh Suri, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare; Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO - Aster Medcity & Cluster Head (Kerala).

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Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala

Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare today addressed the media and announced that the Group is launching 2 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.

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Aster@SmartCity: Now Open

Aster@Smartcity, Aster Medcity’s medical facility in Kakkanad, Kochi was officially launched by Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare in the presence of Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO – Aster Medcity & Cluster Head (Kerala) - Aster DM Healthcare.

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Pediatric and Neonatal Echocardiography Workshop organized at Aster Medcity

Over sixty pediatricians and neonatologists from across the state attended a Pediatric and Neonatal Echocardiography workshop organised in collaboration with Paediatricians with Cardiology Expertise Special Interest Group by Aster Medcity at its at the Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity.

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Aster Medcity observes No Tobacco Day by celebrating Cancer Survivor victories! Speaker’s emphasis the importance of prevention

World No Tobacco Day was today observed at Aster Medcity by celebrating the victories of cancer survivors over tobacco. The Aster Centre of Excellence in Oncology in association with Canserve & Dr Moopen’s Foundation, hosted a 3-hour interactive session ‘Cancer Survivors’ Benefit – World No Tobacco Day’ to create awareness on the dangers of tobacco, tobacco-related cancers and ways to quit tobacco. Many cancer survivors shared stories of their fight against the dreaded disease

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Aster Emergency Available for Emergency Care Support

Unveiling a novel and unique concept, The “Aster Emergency App” was launched on May 25, 2017 at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi today by Padma Shree Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster MD Healthcare. Envisioning a leap in Emergency Care by combining health and technology, the Aster Emergency App provides a real-time interface between the patient in emergency and a GPS-enabled Aster ‘Responder’.

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Conference on Aster Medcity throws light on contemporary management of Head and Neck Tumors

A one day conference on the contemporary management of Head and Neck tumors was held at Aster Medcity today. The timing of the conference was relevant with increasing incidence of cancer of the head and neck, which is now the most common cancer in adult men and the third most common cancer among adult women in India. The one-day conference focused on the various aspects of current methods and modern management of Head and Neck tumors with in-depth scientific talks by eminent experts.

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Neonatology workshop at Aster Medcity

The Department of Neoantology ,Aster Medcity, held a Neonatology workshop on the latest aspects of Neonatal resuscitation. The course was conducted by faculties drawn from national and local level.55 paediatric doctors and nursing staff from hospitals in and around Cochin participated.The successful candidates were also presented with certificates.

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Aster Medcity organizes G2G - a unique scientific interface between Gastroenterologists and Gynaecologists

Gastroenterologists and Gynaecologists from Kochi and other parts of Kerala converged at the G2G Interface Conclave that was held over the weekend at Holiday Inn, Kochi. The Conclave was organised by Aster Medcity, the leading quaternary care super-speciality medical centre in Kerala, to bring together gastroenterologists and gynecologists on a single platform.

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Aster Medcity to mark World Liver Day with launch of Transplant Support Group

Aster Medcity launched Transplant Support Group on World Liver Day , April 19th. Transplant Support Group inaugurated by Mr Lalji K, Asst. Commissioner Of Police, Law & Order in the presence of Ms Rajisha Vijayan, Cine Actress, Mrs Santy Sajan, Chief Operating Officer, Aster Medcity, Dr V N Unni, Senior Consultant, Nephrologist, Aster Medcity, Dr Mathew Jacob, Consultant Multi Organ Transplant Surgeon, Aster Medcity.

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Aster Medcity hosts PULSECON 2017 - CME workshop on Minimally Invasive Therapy for Enlarged Prostate

Aster Medcity organised PULSECON 2017, a CME workshop on Minimally Invasive Therapy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate, over the weekend. The workshop conducted by specialists from Aster Urology updated and familiarised the attending Urologists on the latest developments in the field for minimally invasive management of BPH. The day long workshop was held at the Knowledge Hub in Aster Medcity.

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When Sleeping Beauty is not just a fairy tale!

Everyone has read the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, about a princess who falls into a deep sleep for hundreds of years. Doctors at Aster Medcity in Kochi found a real life ‘Sleeping Beauty’ when a 4 year old girl was diagnosed with an ultra rare sleeping disorder known as Kleine-Levin syndrome.

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Aster Medcity conducts Paediatric Orthopaedic CME on ‘The Paediatric Foot’

Aster Medcity, the advanced quaternary care healthcare facility recently hosted a specialized CME (Continuing Medical Education) session on ‘The Paediatric Foot’. The CME, which featured in-depth discussions on common foot conditions in children was organised by the Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology. The full day CME which included a workshop took place at the Knowledge Hub in Aster Medcity with 75 medical professionals attending to update their knowledge about developments in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics.

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International Childhood Cancer Day At Aster Medcity

Aster Medcity commemorated the International Childhood Cancer Day on 15 February 2017,with awareness talks, cultural programmes and a painting competition for children.

The event was inaugurated by Shri. Hibi Eden, MLA, in the presence of Shri. Vinay Fort, Cine Artist; Ms. Amritha Suresh, Playback Singer; Dr. George, President, Indian Academic Peadiatric - Cochin Chapter; Dr, Santy Sajan, COO, Aster Medcity and Dr. Reghu K S, Paediatric Oncologist, Aster Medcity.

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First-of-its-kind dual live-donor transplant surgery in the World gives 20-month old baby a second chance at life

The transplant team at Aster Medcity, Kochi created history by performing a simultaneous live-donor liver and kidney transplant on baby Parvathy – a 20-month old toddler who weighs just 7 kilograms. She has become the smallest child in the world to have successfully undergone this highly complex procedure.

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Sachin Tendulkar Launches Centre For Sports Medicine At Aster Medcity

The Centre for Sports Medicine at Aster Medcity was launched by Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on the 2nd of February 2017. A dedicated facility for sports medicine and rehabilitation, this centre will offer specialised services for management and prevention of sports injuries, improvement of physical fitness and enhancement of performance levels in athletes as well as non-athletes of all ages.

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Aster Medcity Champions Cancer Screening With Kerala Police and Swasthi Foundation

The Kerala Police and Swasthi Foundation in association with Aster Medcity, the leading quaternary care hospital in Kerala launched ‘Rakshaka Raksha’, a series of free Cancer and Lifestyle diseases screening camps for the state police force .The programme was Inaugurated by lighting of the lamp jointly by Sri. Loknath Behra IPS, DGP of Kerala and Ms. Mamta Mohandas,Brand Ambassador, Swasthi Foundation in the presence of many distinguished dignitaries and other invitees at a colourful function.

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Aster Medcity Launches Aster@Home

Aster Medcity along with Sukino launched Aster@Home, a service that dramatically enhance the quality of life of home-bound patients of all age groups and senior citizens in Kochi. Patients who are convalescing at home, patients who need extended rehabilitation after illness or surgery and patients who need life-long medical assistance benefit most from this initiative.

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Celebration of Life at Aster Medcity

Kochi: A unique get-together at Aster Medcity had children who had undergone a liver transplant in the last one year at Aster hospitals celebrating Christmas and the New Year along with their parents and hospital staff. The get-together was held at Aster Medcity on December 23, 2016 on the eve of Christmas and the New Year. This unique initiative was conceived and put together through the joint efforts of the Aster hospitals including Aster Medcity, Kochi and Aster CMI, Bengaluru supported by Mr. Pratik Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power.

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Core Medical Training from the UK now at Aster Medcity

Kochi: Aster Medcity has entered into a unique new partnership with the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Colleges of Physicians, UK for offering Core Medical Training (CMT) in India. The partnership will enable training to be delivered to MBBS doctors to the same standard as in the UK, and participants in the program will undergo the same assessments and take the MRCP (UK) examinations. Aster Medcity will be only the second institution in the world after Iceland to deliver CMT outside the UK.

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Aster Center of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology inaugurated at Aster Medcity

Kochi : The Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Shri. Justice (Retd) P.Sathasivam today inaugurated the Aster Center of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology at a function held at Aster Medcity. The Aster CoE in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology is among the first advanced truly sub-speciality based orthopaedic practice in Kerala with qualified trained consultants looking after each sub-speciality, and will offer specialized services for comprehensive management of musculoskeletal disorders in adults and children.

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Aster Medcity inks momentous MOU with iconic American institution

In an important step that will allow Indian doctors access to the best of global healthcare knowledge and expertise, Aster Medcity today inked a momentous MOU with the Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), an iconic American institution with a rich tradition dating back to 1824. The MOU embraces a range of collaborative processes opening up tremendous opportunity to equip healthcare professionals through learning, research and imbibing best global practices for the benefit of the patients.

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Aster Medcity To Provide Medical Support During ISL Matches At Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Aster Medcity, Kochi, has associated with Team Kerala Blasters as its official health and wellness partner during the Indian Soccer League, for the third consecutive time.

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Heart to Heart Cardiac Camp Is On At Aster Medcity

Heart to Heart Cadiac Camp, a world heart day initiative by Aster Medcity & Malayala Manorama aimed at promoting preventive heart care, was inaugurated by Mrs. Soumini Jain, Honourable Mayor of Kochi at Aster Medcity on Saturday.

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Aster Medcity initiative to free Periyar from plastic inaugurated

Kochi : An Aster Medcity initiative to remove floating plastic debris in the Periyar river was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP and Cine Actor Shri Suresh Gopi today. The drive is conducted in association with the Kochi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., and supported by Ben’s Aquatic Sports & Nature Club and Pelican Foundation.

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Unique Kids Integrated Neuro Developmental Center – Aster KIND inaugurated at Aster Medcity

Kochi: A unique Kids Integrated Neuro Developmental Center – Aster KIND inaugurated at Aster Medcity on 21 August 2016. The Aster KIND center provided comprehensive and holistic integrated care to children with neuro-developmental, neurological, behavioral, emotional and genetic problems including developmental delays, ADHD and autism learning disorders.

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Aster Medcity Conducted Frontiers in Liver Disease Conference

Continuing Medical Education (CME) session highlighted Liver Tumour Update.Aster Medcity organized a special CME, the Frontiers in Liver Disease Conference with a focus on Liver Tumour Update on the 13th and 14th of August. The conference inaugurated at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Kochi.

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Aster Medcity Organized ‘Gift a Life’ Cyclothon To Mark Organ Donation Day

Kochi: Aster Medcity conducted a cyclothon on 13 August 2016, to mark Organ Donation Day to promote awareness about organ donation

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Medical Camp

Aster Medcity conducted a Free Medical camp at Aolikal Building,Mulanthuruthy on 13th August 2016 (Saturday). The Dr Muhammed Shafeeq from Cardiac Sciences, Dr P Thampi & Dr. Vijesh from General Medicine attended the medical camp. About 150 of peoples attended it

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Free Medical Camp for Allergy and Sinusitis at Aster Medcity

An Allergy and Sinusitis Medical Diagnostics Camp conducted at Aster Medcity on 13th ,14th and 16th July 2016. Registration and consultation with doctors were free for those who attended the camp. The ENT Consultant Dr.Vineeth Viswam, Specialists Dr.Feroz Khan and Dr.Sreeram were leading the camp.

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Little Wonders celebrate life at Aster Medcity!

Kochi : Aster Medcity today organized a unique heartwarming get-together for all the extremely premature babies born at Aster Medcity over the last one year. These little marvels came to attend this special ‘Little Wonders’ program with their parents. Also present were Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. V. Narayanan Unni, Chief of Medical Services along with the Neonatology, Pediatrics and Obstetrics teams. The evening was graced by cine actress Nazriya who shared a few moments with the babies and their parents.

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‘Just walk and avoid the block’ for a healthy heart

Kochi :Commuters waiting and passengers in the vehicles at the busiest Edappally traffic junction got a pleasant surprise in the morning today when in an unusual move, Aster Medcity’s campaign ‘Just walk and avoid the block’ was launched by Mr Vijayan K V,Asst Commissioner – Law and Order in the presence of Mrs Sini Varghese, Cine Artist and Mr Biju Issac , Motor Vehicle Sr.Inspector .

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Free Medical Camp for Piles at Aster Medcity

Free Medical Camp for Piles at Aster Medcity starting from 27/06/16 to 01/07/16 (Monday to Friday). Camp will be done by Gastroenterology Department. Dr G N Ramesh, Lead Senior Associate Consultant, Gastroenterology & Dr Prakash K, Lead Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology will lead the camp. Timing will be from 1pm to 4pm. 20 Patients Per Day. Registration and Consultation will be free. Tests will be done at discounted rate for the prescribed patients. For Registration call 8111998023, 8111998028

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Aster DM Healthcare Announces Mega Expansion Plans In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, met the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan today and promised the Group's continuing commitment in the development of healthcare field in the state. He also met Hon’ble Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Ms. K. K. Shylaja, and Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation and Tourism, Mr. A. C. Moideen.

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Save the Little Hearts Programme

Kochi:In a unique multi-country charity initiative, a rare cardiac corrective surgery was successfully performed on Joneil Dasain, a 5 year old boy from the Philippines at Aster Medcity, Kochi. Conducted under the aegis of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation (DM Foundation) ‘Save the Little Hearts’ initiative, the surgery was carried out by a team of Indian specialists led by Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Center of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi.

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Workshop in Genetics in Neurology Held At Aster Medcity

Kochi:Aster Centre of Excellence in Neuroscience held a half day Continuing Medical Education Workshop (CME) titled Genetics in Neurology at Knowledge Hub here today. The field of genetics has undergone a revolutionary change in the recent period. The accurate clinical diagnosis and evaluation remain the fundamental steps to efficient management of genetic disorders. The expert speakers from Aster Medcity and AIMS, Kochi presented papers on the clinical aspects of genetic disorders and practical aspects of genetic testing at the workshop.

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Aster Medcity and Kerala Vyapara Vyavsaya Samithi signed a MoU on healthcare

Kochi: Aster Medcity, leading multi specialty hospital in the state and Kerala Vyapara Vyavsaya Samithi , a premier organization of trading community signed a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 22nd 2016 to ensure the best healthcare to members of the community. The agreement also offers substantial benefits in the cost of treatment to the members .This is a first of its kind health care agreement in the state which directly benefits the large trading community .

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#iPledge - Let’s make our roads safer.

A public awareness campaign by Aster DM Healthcare, Aster SafeRoads aims to educate people on the importance of road safety in India and the Middle East. Led by Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary Indian Cricketer, Aster SafeRoads will seek the involvement of the ​public​, especially children, to spread awareness on safe driving, obeying traffic rules, road signs and ​road etiquette​.

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Cardiac team breathes life into Mahsa Rawfi from Afghanistan

Kochi : Technology in the form of google translate came in handy when the doctors at Aster Medcity were faced with challenge of sourcing the medical history of an Afghan child whose parents spoke only Dari, a variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.

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Minimal Access Robotic Surgery Takes Centre Stage At The Gastroenterology & Urology Conference

DUBAI, UAE November 17, 2015: Doctors from various verticals of Aster DM Healthcare gathered over the weekend for a conference entitled: “An Update on Gastroenterology and Urology”, where they learned, shared knowledge and treatments on various medical topics such as management of Chronic Constipation, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection, Diabetes and Liver, Pancreatic Diseases, Prevention of Bladder Cancer, amongst others. The panel of multi-skilled doctors and medical experts gave presentations on obesity, pediatrics, diabetes, liver disease, and bladder cancer.

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Bromley Training Course Inaugurated

​Kochi:November2015.A five day long Bromley Training Course for medical professionals appearing for examination in MRCEM- Member of Royal College of Emergency Medicine,a highly coveted recognition in the field of Emergency Medicine was inaugurated at Aster Medcity by DrIanStell, Consultant Emergency medicine , Princess Royal University Hospital, United Kingdom.

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Aster Medcity Becomes Kerala’s First Centre For MRCP (UK) PACES Examination

The Membership of Royal College of Physicians of United Kingdom (MRCP (UK)) has chosen Aster Medcity as its permanent centre for conducting the Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES), the final qualifying examination for obtaining the MRCP (UK) Diploma.

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Brain Dead Man At Aster Medcity Gives Life To Four

Kochi: November 14, 2015: Joseph Cherian, will continue to live in four others, long after his death. His vital organs will now give a new lease of life to patients in Calicut, Kottayam and Kochi.

Joseph, a 52 year old business man from Nedumkadam, Idukki, suffered from a case of Intra Cranial Hemorrhage and was first taken to the nearest hospital, but as his condition was critical, he was immediately shifted to Aster Medcity Cochin two days back. He was declared brain dead the same evening at 7.30 pm yesterday.

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Aster Medcity Successfully Completed First Liver Transplant

Kochi : Aster Medcity successfully completed its first liver transplant on 47-year old Rajkumar Khurana, a trader from Punjab. A team of doctors from the Aster Integrated Liver Care worked tirelessly for 8 hours and completed the procedure. This is the first liver transplant at Aster Medcity, Cochin.

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One Year Old Sri Lankan kid’s Face With Deformity Operated Sans Any Scars At Aster Medcity

Kochi, November 3, 2015:Venkeesh, a one year old child from Sri Lanka was born with a swelling on the right side of face. As numerous doctors whom the parents initially consulted gave varied opinions as to the reason for the swelling and on the required treatment, the swelling continued to grow. The child’s face became highly disproportional, with the cheek bone and lateral wall of the bony orbit (bony cavity where the eye is seated) expanding considerably because of the pressure due to the growing swelling.

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Aster Medcity Provides Free Health Insurance to 2500 BPL Families in the Cheranalloor Panchayath

Aster Medcity in association with the Cheranalloor Panchayath will provide free health insurance to 2500 BPL families in the Panchayath. Around 10,000 people in the age group of 5 to 70 years will benefit from this project. What makes this initiative unique is that the insurance will cover pre-existing diseases, offer maternity benefits for one child and also offer concessions for outpatient consultations.

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Cancer Early Detection Workshop at Aster Medcity

Aster Medcity hosted an early cancer detection camp on Sunday, 18th of October. Nearly 60 participants attended the workshop. Dr Vivek Radhakrishnan (Consultant – Medical Oncology), Dr Arun Warrier (Consultant – Medical Oncology), Dr Arunlal ( Consultant - Radiation Oncology ) and Dr Syam Vikram ( Surgical Oncology) addressed the participants and spoke on various types of cancer, symptoms and its treatment etc.

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MRCP (UK) PACES Pathfinder Examination to be held at Aster Medcity on 13 & 14 November 2015

The Federation Of Royal Colleges Of Physicians Of UK, in association with Aster extends a great opportunity for candidates planning to appear for the MRCP (UK) PACES Exam with the Pathfinder Exam for PACES that will be held at Aster Medcity on the 13 & 14 November 2015. This will followed by a comprehensive training session “How to approach the PACES Examination” by the Royal College Examiners on 15 February 2015.

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Aster Medcity Again Join Hands With Kerala Blasters For 2nd Edition Of ISL As Official “ Health & Wellness Partner “

Aster Medcity, the Kochi based quaternary hospital, has signed an agreement with Kerala Blasters as the official Health & Wellness Partner for the 2nd season of ISL also . Aster Medcity have also tied up with KFA (Kerala Football Association) and will be supporting medical requirements inside the match venue (Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium), covering home and away teams, their support staff, related personnel and spectators.

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Aster DM Healthcare took part in Advantage Health care 2015 At Delhi

The first ‘Advantage Health Care India 2015’, three-day international summit on medical value travel saw the participation of 65 countries and more than 500 international delegates, organized by FICCI in association with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC).

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Malayala Manorama and Aster Medcity conducts “ Heart To Heart “ Heart Check Camp on World Heart Day

Aster Medcity in association with Malayala Manorama, leading regional language newspaper in Malayalam conducted a Heart Check Camp named “ Heart To Heart “ at Aster Medcity on World Heart Day. Kochi City Police Commissioner M.P Dinesh IPS & National Award Winner Cine Artist Mr Salimkumar inaugurated the Heart Check Camp which received an immense response from the public and turned out to be a huge success

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Clinical Pharmacist Perspectives Towards Patient Safety

Aster Medcity, the prestigious trend setter in health care and wellness solutions across the globe organised a National Conference entitled “CLINICAL PHARMACIST PERSPECTIVES TOWARDS PATIENT SAFETY” on Septmber 25th, 2015 at Aster Medcity, Knowledge Hub. Aster Medcity CEO & Cluster Head, Kerala Dr Harish Pillai inaugrated the function.

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ASK foundation inaugrated by film actress Sai Pallavi “ MALAR “

Cine Artist Sai Pallavi ( premam fame malar) inaugrated Aster Sick Kids (ASK) foundation, a Charitable Society under Dr Moopens Healthcare Foundation in a grand session at Durbar Hall Ground, Kochi. ASK foundation is organised to help the financially backward society. Surgery's and treatments of children from financially backward families will be taken over by ASK.

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Aster Medcity provided Ambulance Support to Track & Trail Gran Fondo Cyclothon Event as official “ Health & Wellness Partner “

Aster Medcity associated with the Track & Trail Gran Fondo Kochi , cycling event which happened on Sep 6th 2015. “ First Responder” , the bike ambulance service by Aster accompanied the participants touching Edappally, Cheranalloor and Goshree Bridge covering more than 50 kms.

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Paediatric Urology :An Evening With Experts

Aster Medcity, in association with the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons,Kerala Chapter, organised a symposium titled "Paediatric Urology: An Evening With Experts" at 3.30 pm on August 26th 2015 at Aster Medcity, Knowledge Hub . A panel of medical experts participated in the symposium and covered advanced areas in Paediatric Urology including complex Urology such as Cloaca and Bladder Extrophy and the day to day frustrating problem of urinary tract infections among children.

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Aster Medcity’s Initiatives Win Five International Awards At The CMO Asia Healthcare Excellence Awards 2015

Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO,Aster Medcity & Cluster Head, Kerala picked up awards for Best Quality Initiative In Healthcare, Innovation In Quality Of Service Delivery,CEO Of The Year and Best Entrepreneur Of The Year (for Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare Group) at a grand function at the Pan Pacific, Singapore on 12 August 2015. Aster Medcity also won the Best Marketing Campaign (Healthcare Industry) Award for its much-appreciated campaign We’ll Treat You Well.

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Aster Medcity Wins JCI Accreditation For World-Class Healthcare

Kochi, 29 July 2015: The Joint Commission International (JCI) awarded the coveted Gold Seal of Approval to Aster Medcity for exceptional standards in healthcare and patient safety. Known as the gold standard in global healthcare, the JCI Accreditation is awarded only to the best hospitals in the world after identifying, measuring and sharing the best practices in overall quality, patient safety and employee safety.

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Aster Medcity Privilege Card

Aster Medcity, one of the most advanced Multi - speciality Healthcare provider in India is all set to shake hands with Ernakulam Press Club. Aster Medcity proudly introducing AsterMedcity Privilege Card for Ernakulam Press Club Members and their Dependants. Its the fisrt time a Private Hospital in kochi delivers this medical facility to Media Persons.

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Official Launch of Canserve at Aster Medcity

Today on the 6th of July 2015, “Canserve”, a cancer support group, of cancer survivors, the oncologists who treated them, and a few supporters and caregivers, officially launched their activities at Aster Medcity , Kochi. The cancer support group believes in ‘No one faces cancer alone’, and they extended their counseling, patient care and o financial support services to poor and needy cancer patients admitted at Aster Medcity

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Cardiac Summit at Aster Medcity

Aster Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity organized a two-day workshop-cum-continuing medical education program on the 4th and 5th of July, 2015. On Saturday, the 4th of July, there was a day-long workshop on the radio-frequency ablation of very complicated atrial arrhythmias using novel 3-D Electro-anatomical mapping. The visiting faculty included eminent electrophysiologists, Dr Mohan Nair from New Delhi, Dr Amrit Guptan from the US and Prof J Balachander from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

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One day workshop on Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation

Every year, hundreds of patients lose their lives waiting to receive an organ donation. Fortunately, the awareness among people is increasing and celebrities are coming forward appealing to donate organs- most common being Aishwarya Rai pledging to donate her eyes. Thanks to the awareness, many people are today are blessed with second life, post the organ transplant.

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Practical aspects of Endoscopic Skull base surgery

Aster Neurosciences conducted a one day CME on ‘Practical aspects of Endoscopic Skull base surgery’ on 23 May 2015. Endoscopic transnasal skull base surgery is an emerging subspecialty in Neurosurgery, but is fraught with dangers for the novice. The aim of the meeting was to discuss about possible issues that could come up during management of these cases and practical ways to deal with them. Experts from various fields connected to this subspecialty presented their views and exchanged their expertise for managing these cases.

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One day workshop for advanced emergency care

Emergency nursing skills is an integral part of Emergency department of any hospital, where a small procedure can save a valuable life of a patient. With this concept, the Emergency Department of Aster Medcity organized a workshop on Emergency skills ‘Crash 2015’, for the nurses and paramedics of the hospital.

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Navigation Assisted Pelvic Tumor Surgery

Tumours arising in the pelvis are difficult to treat because of the complex anatomy and the presence of vital organs in its vicinity. The accuracy with which the tumour is removed completely is the key factor which ensures that the tumour doesn't recur at the operated site. It is manually difficult to ensure this intra operatively.

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Aster Medcity Dedicated to the nation on May 06 2015.

On 6th May 2015, Aster Medicity is dedicated to the nation by former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul kalam in the presence of Shri. Oommen Chandy Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman Aster Medcity and other dignitaries including Shri. Ramesh Chennithala, Hon'ble Minister for Home & Vigilance, Shri. P.K. Kunhalikutty, Hon'ble Minister for Industries and IT, Shri. V.S.Shivakumar, Hon'ble Minister for Health, Family Welfare and Devaswom, Shri. K.Babu, Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports & Excise...

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Point of care ultrasound is a rapid, accurate, repeatable, non invasive imaging without the risk of radiation, that aids the clinical examination, bed side diagnosis and resuscitation. It has evolved from a new technology and become a vital organ of Emergency departments across the globe. Life threatening conditions can be identified without leaving the resuscitation area within a matter of seconds.

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AASNS Educational Course Conference 2015

Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) educational course, on 2nd & 3rd March 2015, which will be hosted by Aster Neurosciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi, in association with the Cochin Neurological Society. Eminent Neurosurgeons from Australia, Southeast Asia and India will grace the occasion as faculty and share their experience.

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Cranio-Vertebral Junction Surgery

The Centres of Excellence in Neurosciences and Orthopaedics at Aster Medcity take great pleasure in welcoming you to a one-day symposium on Cranio-Vertebral Junction at Aster Medcity on 14 February 2015.

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This is the first multidisciplinary Robotic Work Shop happening in Kerala. Aster Medcity, a premium quaternary health care destination of India has introduced for the first time, the cutting edge technology of minimal invasive Robotic surgery in Kerala.

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Mr. Naseeruddin Shah inaugurates ‘Aster Medcity Wellness Centre’

Kochi, December 15, 2014: In a grand ceremony today at Aster Medcity, Mr. Naseeruddin Shah, Indian film and stage actor and director inaugurated ‘Aster Medcity Wellness Centre’ in presence of honorable dignitaries from Aster Medcity: Dr. Harish Pillai - Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Noushique P. P – Director, Mr. Ramesh Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Ms Gracy Mathai - Chief Quality Consultant.

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Banking Excellence Awards 2014

Kochi, 13 th December: The 6th Banking Excellence Award constituted by State Forum of Bankers’ Clubs(Kerala) were presented by Kerala Governor Justice P. Sathasivam at a colourful function held here today. Business Man of the Year 2014 was also distributed.

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Child Health check-up camp in observance of Children’s Day

To mark Children’s day (November 14), Aster Medcity Child and Adolescent Health offers a free child health check-up camp on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9.30am to 3.30pm at Aster Medcity, Cheranelloor. An expert paediatric team from Aster Medcity will conduct screening and evaluate children for problems related to nutritional, dental and vision issues.

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International Conclave On Cancer Care

Kochi, November 9, 2014: Aimed at exploring newer horizons and improving cancer management and care in India, Aster Medcity, one of India’s most advanced quaternary care medical centre was host to a major international cancer conclave titled ‘New Horizons in Cancer Care’. The event held on November 09, witnessed participation from 150 eminent national and international medical personalities.

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No matter which part of the world you are in, you can now count on Aster Medcity’s NRI CCC to be your dedicated point of contact for all health related queries. The Centre will also provide you with first-hand information about your loved ones who are undergoing treatment at Aster Medcity.

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Probot 2014

PROBOT 2014, conducted by Aster Medcity, was Kerala’s first live workshop on robotic surgery with 3D transmission for Prostate Cancer.

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