Aster DM Healthcare is investing P250 million ($5.3 million) to build at least five ambulatory clinics in the Philippines over the next 18 months.
Aster teamed up with local company Casam Holdings Inc. of businessman Sammy Lim to roll out the investment, beginning with an ambulatory clinic, which recently opened at St. Francis Square in Ortigas.
“We are building a network of ambulatory clinics to fill the gap in hospital and healthcare management. The Philippines is one of the countries with insufficient healthcare facilities. We intend to provide service where it is needed,” Aster DM president and country manager Joyce Alumno announced recently at a press briefing.
Aster DM Healthcare recently launched Aster mobile with advanced medical equipment aimed at offering free primary medical care as well as industrial check-ups. It is built with facilities to provide diagnostic, laboratory, ultra-sound, general practitioners, consultation and first aid treatment.
The mobile clinic will also be staffed by a doctor, nurse, radiographer and medical technologist, who are all ready to use their expertise to offer healthcare services.
It was in November 2015 when Aster officially launched the Aster Clinic located at the St. Francis Square in Mandaluyong City.
Aster Pharmacies have already dotted the healthcare landscape with over 199 pharmacies throughout the GCC, serving thousands of customers daily.