Comment from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare on Arab Health

Comment from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare on Arab Health

“From state-of-the-art imaging equipment to the most cost-effective disposables, from developments in surgery to advances in prosthetics, Arab Health continues to be at the heart of healthcare in the Middle East. While Arab Health has showcased the latest innovations in healthcare to the region for decades, it also garnered business worth AED 2.8 billion in deals secured at Arab Health 2022.

We are witnessing an increasing focus on innovation in healthcare that can meet the evolving needs of the population, with the role of technology being acknowledged. Major efforts are being made to support innovation and medical research, and the UAE has emerged as one of the major incubators for future technology in healthcare. As technology improves access, we can expect a shift in the healthcare approach to focus more on preventative care and less on episodic or acute care.

At Aster, innovation is a core focus of our strategy to meet patient needs and make quality care more accessible and affordable. In line with this philosophy, we recently unveiled a fully integrated, intuitive digital platform with extended features, the myAster Super app, which will empower patients with end-to-end access to its healthcare ecosystem.

The myAster app, which has already seen 1 million interactions since its introduction and ranks number one as a free medical app on the Play Store and App Store with over 350k downloads, is also being showcased at Arab Health 2023. Aster Pharmacy which already houses 85 brands will introduce 10 new brands for the first time in this region – brands that bring the latest innovation to products like collagen, super foods, and vegan plant proteins.

The UAE is the world’s fastest-growing medical tourism hub, and its medical tourism revenues are forecasted to touch Dhs19bn by 2023, particularly with the government enabling its growth. The private and public sectors are working closely to strengthen capacity in secondary and tertiary care delivery, set up specialist centers of care, and introduce advanced capabilities to treat patients, all in an effort to establish the UAE as the medical tourism hub in the region. Arab Health helps bring healthcare providers closer to B2B customers and the general public.”

About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our 30 hospitals, 121 clinics, 459* pharmacies, 19 labs and 140 patient experience centers in seven countries, including India. We have over 28,400 plus dedicated staff including 3,622 doctors and 8,095 nurses across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.

* Including 214 Pharmacies in India operated by Alfaone Retail Pharmacies Private Limited under brand license from Aster. 

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