UAE’s Aster DM Healthcare has launched a 50-bed critical care facility to embolden its current capacity to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients.
The new facility will also set up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah in Dubai. Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to support existing teams in the UAE.
Aster Hospital Al Qusais and Medcare multi-specialty hospital, Al Safa are designated centres by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) for Covid-19 treatment.
With this new facility, Aster DM Healthcare strengthens its presence in the UAE, with four Aster and Medcare hospitals each.
“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,” said Humaid Al Qutami, director general at DHA.
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.
In an attempt to provide advanced healthcare to Covid-19 patients in the UAE, the Aster Muhaisnah Hospital was fast-tracked with the support of authorities to commence operations.
With the new facility, Aster Hospitals now offers a combined bed capacity of 310 across four locations in the UAE.