National Day – Chairman’s message

World-class, integrated and accessible healthcare for people in the UAE

National Day Message
Spokesperson: Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of Aster DM Healthcare Group

We are celebrating UAEs 48th National Day with great amount of pride. As someone who has spent 32 years of life with my family in this oasis of peace and prosperity, we continue to uphold the Vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to transform the UAE into a world leading nation. As we enter the new, exciting year ahead, we at Aster DM Healthcare re-affirm our commitment to continue serving the community by making advanced healthcare accessible to every person residing in the UAE, as well as those visiting.

International excellence, locally

The healthcare sector is a key pillar in the UAE’s Vision 2021, with the strategy placing an emphasis on ensuring the healthcare system in the UAE is on par with international standards. At Aster DM Healthcare, we share this common vision and strive to provide quality healthcare accessible to everyone in the UAE.

Our patient-first approach places the needs of the local community at the core of our operations. This year we announced the launch of our research and innovation hub which will play a key role in developing the most advanced, sustainable solutions to make healthcare easy to access. We are committed to building a robust healthcare delivery pipeline, with technology playing a key role in the future of the organization.

Serving the community to achieve a common vision

2019 was the Year of Tolerance, which emphasized tolerance as a universal concept aimed at entrenching the values of tolerance, dialogue, coexistence and openness to different cultures. The UAE has provided a home for millions from across the world, with people from over 200 nationalities and social status residing here in peace and harmony. This is testament to the work of the Visionary Rulers of the UAE, who have created a safe, diverse, forward-looking nation which most are proud to call home.

This concept ties in quite well with the ethos of Aster DM Healthcare, where we aim to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to all population segments in society, regardless of their economic or social positioning through our three brands – Aster, Medcare and Access. Over the last 32 years, we have been consistent in our mission and have continued to provide affordable healthcare to the communities we serve, thereby pushing boundaries of excellence in healthcare and setting global benchmarks in the field of medicine and patient care.

Our Aster Volunteers program, a global initiative that connects those in need with volunteers who wish to help, also continues to be at the forefront of community development. In 2019 alone, the programme impacted 131957 lives across countries, with 8461 volunteers participating.

Shaping the industry through an integrated approach to healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare is one of the few integrated healthcare service originations that provides the complete circle of care to people. We have a world-class network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across the UAE, providing healthcare services ranging from Primary, Secondary, Tertiary to Quaternary medical care to people from all walks of life.

As part of our commitment, we are on track to deliver two new hospitals in the UAE by 2020 – one in Sonapur (40+ beds) and the other in Sharjah (80+ beds). As we increase our investment and focus on research in the field of healthcare technology, we look forward to continue on our journey of shaping the healthcare delivery infrastructure of the UAE.

Vision to Future

The last 48 years have seen the country transform from a desert to innovation and technology hub. While it has served as a regional base for international corporations, it has provided many entrepreneurs with a breeding ground of opportunity. Aster DM Healthcare started from a single clinic in Bur Dubai 32 years ago and is now a leading healthcare conglomerate, operating 350 facilities across 9 countries. We are inspired by the country’s leadership, vision and mission, who have continuously raised the bar for development across every sector and are honored to have developed alongside the country.

Next year will mark a key milestone, with our home hosting the EXPO 2020. Not only will this showcase the country and its achievements on a global stage, but will play a significant role in further boosting the economy.

On the occasion of the 48th National Day, we renew our commitment and promise to continue delivering world-class, integrated healthcare services for the community.

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