The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak. The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah. Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020: Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman of the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre & Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO-Latifa Hospital formally inaugurated the 50 bed critical care Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah, Dubai, UAE in the presence of Ms. Alisha Moopen- Deputy Managing Director at Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Shamsudheen AP- Director at Aster DM Healthcare & Chairman of Regency Group, Dr. Sherbaz Bichu- CEO of Aster Hospitals UAE, other dignitaries and staff.
The new facility will provide treatment to Covid-19 patients, in addition to other Aster and Medcare Hospitals in UAE. Aster Hospital Al Qusais and Medcare Multi-Specialty Hospital, Al Safa are designated centres by Dubai Health Authority for Covid-19 treatment. With this new facility, Aster DM Healthcare strengthens its presence in UAE, with 4 Aster Hospitals and 4 Medcare Hospitals.
Commenting on the occasion H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said, “The public and private healthcare sector in Dubai have shown exemplary partnership especially for managing the Covid-19 pandemic and operating round-the-clock to provide optimum care to all patients. We are thankful to Aster for the continued commitment to undertake all possible measures to control the pandemic as well as add capacity to treat critical care cases at Muhaisnah. This hospital will provide accessible care to the people in the area.”
Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “The 50-bed Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah has all the facilities available to be a secondary/ tertiary care hospital manned by our experienced medical professionals. It is all the more important at the present juncture as it can take care of the requirement of Covid-19 patients who need advanced care including ventilators. It will also address the requirement of screening and testing of residents of Muhaisnah to contain the infection. We are thankful to the UAE Government, Dubai Health Authority and other government officials who supported in the development of the facility and we remain committed to provide our best to UAE’s fight against Covid-19,”
To be able to provide advanced healthcare to Covid-19 patients in UAE, the starting of Aster Muhaisnah Hospital was fast-tracked with the support of authorities to commence operation. With this new facility, Aster Hospitals in UAE now offers a combined bed capacity of 310 across four locations in the UAE.