Aster Medcity to be commissioned by Oct 2013

Located at Kochi in Kerala, this hospital, a piece de resistance with world class infrastructure and top-notch technology, is set to pep up medical tourism in India

Kochi: The first phase of Aster Medcity in Kochi is likely to be commissioned by October this year, DM Healthcare Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen said.

Aster Medcity is coming up in a sprawling 38-acre land on the banks of Periyar river in Kochi.

This ambitious project of Dubai-based DM Healthcare will be a milestone in the annals of healthcare industry in India as it fosters the economy in various ways. In addition to this, Aster Medcity will boost Medical Tourism in India, Dr. Moopen claimed.

He added that the group is cureently investing Rs 500 crore for the Aster Medicity, Rs. 250 crores for Wayanad Medical College and WIMS Hospital and Rs 100 crore for a 200-bed multispecialty hospital in Kannur.

For the second phase of Medcity and expansion plans of MIMS (Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences), the group will pump Rs. 1,200 crore.

Envisaged as a township of healthy living, first phase comprises a hospital of 550 beds, six excellence centers, 500-seater medical convention centre, accommodation for medical and paramedical staff, four-star hotel and serviced apartments and a top-class residential development with an expected population of 10,000.

While the second phase will house another 500 beds and three more centres of excellence.

Aster Medcity will offer tertiary to quaternary care facilities in almost all medical and surgical specialties. We will be offering specialized treatments in oncology and cancer treatment, radio diagnosis, robotics, minimally invasive procedures, organ transplantation at affordable prices, Dr Moopen said.

Aster Medcity will be a one-stop solution not only in healthcare but also in health education.  Apart from offering cutting-edge medical services and accommodation facilities, Aster Medcity will act as a Knowledge Caf© to play a vital role in disseminating quality medical education in the country.


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