Aster Pharmacy and Aster Hospital win Dubai Business Excellence awards

 Aster Pharmacy and Aster Hospital win Dubai Business Excellence awards

  • Aster Pharmacy, one of the leading pharmacy chains in UAE, has won the Dubai Human Development Award for successful introduction of HR initiatives aimed at achieving Dubai Human Development Goal
  • Aster Hospital, has won the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Healthcare sector for demonstrating continued excellence in performance enhancement for patient care.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 24th annual Dubai Business Excellence Awards, to recognise outstanding pursuit of excellence in business practices in 2017. While Aster DM Healthcare’s retail arm, Aster Pharmacy won the Dubai Human Development Award, Aster Hospital located at Mankhool in Dubai UAE was presented the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for the Healthcare sector. His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation felicitated the winners at a prestigious award ceremony held at Dubai Opera today.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare said, “Our pursuit of excellence is ingrained in our DNA and as an organisation our teams are continuously striving to push boundaries and scale greater heights of excellence in healthcare. The recognition of Dubai Department of Economic Development further strengthens our resolve to make quality healthcare accessible to our patients at affordable cost.”


The Dubai Human Development Award is a recognition of Aster Pharmacy’s efforts to develop a valuable framework that not only encourages the growth and development of employees but also introduces best practices to enhance their potential that can support the organisation’s growth. This is the third time in last one year that Aster Pharmacy has been recognised at the Dubai Business Excellence Awards. This is also the sixth award to be won by the team between 2017-18.


The state-of-the-art multispecialty Aster Hospital in Mankhool has been constantly exceeding benchmark performance parameters to provide a holistic framework that supports organisational excellence in healthcare service delivery. The Dubai Quality Appreciation Award recognises the hospitals efforts to introduce collaborative models that delivers innovative solutions to patients and improves the quality of care being provided to patients.


Since its inception, the Dubai Business Excellence Award has been considered as one of the highest recognitions in the region for attaining business excellence. It recognizes winners under three categories: Dubai Quality Award (DQA), Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) and the Dubai Business Excellence Scheme (DSES).


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About Aster DM Healthcare Limited:

Aster DM Healthcare is one of the largest private healthcare service providers which operate in multiple GCC states based on numbers of hospitals and clinics, according to the Frost & Sullivan Report, and an emerging healthcare player in India. Aster currently operate in all of the GCC states, which comprise the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, in Jordan (which is classified as a GCC state as part of company’s GCC operations), in India and the Philippines. Company’s GCC operations are headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Indian operations are headquartered in Kochi, Kerala. Company was incorporated in 2008 in a reorganisation to facilitate the growth of their operations, subsequent to which operations in the GCC states and India were consolidated under the Company. Aster’s “MIMS”, or Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala, India, commenced operations in 2001.

Aster hospitals in India are located in Kochi, Kolhapur, Kozhikode, Kottakkal, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Guntur, Wayanad and Hyderabad and are generally operated under the “Aster”, “MIMS”, “Ramesh” or “Prime” brands. Company’s clinics in India are located at Kozhikode, Eluru and Bengaluru. The company had 17,408 employees as of September 30, 2017, including 1,417 full time doctors, 5,797 nurses, 1,752 paramedics and 8,442 other employees (including pharmacists). In addition, company had 891 “fee for service” doctors working across various specialities in their hospitals in India as of September 30, 2017.



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