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In August 2014, we launched Aster Medcity, a multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in a campus spread across 40 acres of land in Kochi, Kerala, India, to be positioned as a key destination for medical value travel. Aster Medcity has a 670 bed capacity and houses state of the art facilities with a multispecialty hospital and eight specialty centres for cardiac sciences, orthopaedics and rheumatology, neurosciences, nephrology and urology, oncology, gastroenterology and hepatology, women’s health, child and adolescent health. Aster Medcity is equipped with advanced technology and equipment, including a complete digital integration system with auto pilot anaesthesia machine and isocentric C arm, the Da Vinci Robot for precision and accuracy in surgical procedures and 256-Slice CT providing the fastest and lowest radiation CT scan, and utilises robotic surgery. Aster Medcity has received the Kerala State Pollution Control Award and the Dhanam Award for NRK Brand of the Year in 2016.
According to CRISIL, India is fast emerging as a major medical tourist destination. India is highly competitive in terms of healthcare costs compared to developed countries, and is a particularly attractive destination for patients from South-East Asia and the MENA region. Aster Medcity is readily accessible from major cities across India for domestic medical value travellers. We intend to increase our marketing efforts to attract medical value travellers to Aster Medcity and our other hospitals from our targeted markets in the MENA region, especially the GCC states and India.