Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare provider network in GCC and India, which operates 27 hospitals, 115 clinics and 223 pharmacies under the Aster, Medcare and Access brands has revealed its grand plans for global tourists visiting Dubai over the next 6 months. Participating as one of the corporate partners of the India pavilion at Expo 2020, Aster would be providing emergency medical care through its First Aid booth at the basement of the India pavilion for 6 months and also host a global showcase of its multi-geography integrated healthcare offering during Expo’s Health & Wellness week in January 2022. Beyond the India pavilion, a non-branded Aster pharmacy store is also being set up at the Expo retail centre and a branded store at the Expo Village. Medcare is setting up teleMEDCARE, a telehealth booth inside the non-branded Aster pharmacy store at the Expo retail centre that visitors can use to immediately connect with a doctor and seek needed medical care.
“Expo 2020 is expected to be a game changer for UAE and neighbouring countries as it brings the world together on a single platform and provides confidence to the world to move beyond the shackles of the pandemic. We expect this to be a great opportunity for the common man to see the newest and best technologies and will also open doors for start-ups, corporates, public and private sector enterprises to showcase their products and services to a global audience. With Aster’s large presence in India and GCC, we are eagerly looking forward to utilising the opportunity through our presence at the Expo 2020 venue as well as all parts of Dubai, providing medical care and products to the visitors and residents,” said Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.
With its integrated offering and a presence across most neighbourhoods, Aster DM Healthcare facilities are all set to serve medical needs of tourists and residents at their doorstep. All Medcare and Aster hospitals and clinics are set to offer special Covid-19 PCR testing services including home collection. Home or hotel care services have been ramped up which would enable a patient to call a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist for physical consultation. For virtual consultation, Aster and Medcare doctors will remain available on call.
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