Aster DM Healthcare opens Medcare Paediatric Speciality Clinic, its 50th medical centre in GCC

June 18, 2014 1:35 pm

Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India, has launched its 50th medical center in the GCC under its premium healthcare brand – Medcare, in Dubai. The new centre, Medcare Paediatric Speciality Clinic, is a sprawling state-of-the-art facility offering a comprehensive range of specialties and sub-specialties in paediatrics.

Located in Jumeirah 3, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, the first-of-its-kind paediatric speciality clinic will supplement the Medcare Hospital – Al Safa and will act as a specialized satellite centre to the Hospital.

The new clinic was inaugurated today by His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai. The event was also attended by Mr. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO of Dubai World, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, and Mr. Ala Atari, Vice-President of Aster DM Healthcare and CEO of Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, among other senior officials of Aster DM Healthcare.

With the aim to provide quality healthcare to every neighbourhood, Aster DM Healthcare is rapidly expanding its operations in the region and beyond. The Group currently holds the strength of 177 units under its brands Aster, Medcare, Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, Access, and Medcity across the Middle East and India.

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, said, “We are very pleased to open our 50th medical center in the region. We believe that having such community clinics will help us serve the general needs of the neighbourhood and make it easier for people to seek medical care when there is an illness or disease. In keeping with our commitment to offer Care Beyond Boundaries, we are aiming to establish a strong accessibility to our services across every neighbourhood.” “The Group has welcomed rapid growth in the region, which can be attributed to the team of handpicked physicians and paramedical staff that deliver the best care and attention for our patients. We have been supported and guided by the government and we believe our growth is an example of this shared vision to provide quality healthcare in the region. This opening is in line with our long-term strategy to open 100 clinics by 2017,” he added.

“The Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic has been set up as a specialized center for paediatrics keeping in the mind the unique requirement for such a facility in Dubai. Children are extremely vulnerable and easily prone to diseases and injuries. Any injury or illness among children needs immediate attention and specialised care. With the setting up of this clinic, we hope to ease the stress for parents to run from one place to another to get their child treated,” said Ms. Alisha Moopen, Director of Corporate Strategies, Aster DM Healthcare.

She added, “The new clinic has been designed to cater to every medical requirement of children under a single roof. The space itself has been designed to engage the children with toys and colours that excite them rather than the cold clinical feel which can be very intimidating for them. The centre provides an atmosphere where the children are relaxed and can be in a comfortable state of mind by engaging their curious minds.”

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Ala Atari, Vice-President of Aster DM Healthcare and CEO of Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, said, “We have the highest quality of facilities and the best of doctors on board with us. The Medcare Paediatric Speciality Clinic takes a holistic approach to paediatric care covering a wide range of medical areas in paediatrics including general paediatrics, ENT, nephrology, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, neurology, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology, neonatology, general surgery and many more. Other specialities can also be facilitated from the hospital as and when required.” “We believe there is no compromise when it comes to our patients’ health, and quality and comfort is an unwritten expectation from us. We are certain that the Clinic will provide a wonderful medical experience for children and parents alike,” Mr. Atari added.

Set up in a distinctive child friendly ambience for the convenience of both parents and children, Medcare Paediatric Speciality Clinic creates a space that appeals to the children’s senses and interests, thereby making the whole experience more memorable and fun whilst providing specialized Paediatric medical care and attention. Highly skilled doctors and non-medical staff ensure high-quality comfort care in a tranquil environment designed to meet every medical requirement of children.

The medical staff at the Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic comprises of six full time General Practitioners, ENT Specialist and Dentist and around eight visiting medical sub specialists including Nephrologist, Neurologist, Urologist, Cardiologist, Gastroenterologist, Neonatology specialist and Orthopaedic surgeons. The medical staff also consists of two to four visiting consultants, and other medical support staff and administrative staff.

The Clinic consists of consultation rooms, primary laboratory and facilities, comfortable waiting areas and a full-fledged information kiosk with multi skilled staff who are trained to deal with all the requirements of the insurance based and general self-paying patients or clientele. The Clinic also has leading visiting consultants from various specialities to offer their skilled services to patients requiring treatment or medical care. The Medcare Paediatric Specialty Clinic is connected with Aster Pharmacy to ensure easy availability of medicines.

The Clinic will have extended working hours and will also be open on Fridays if there is a demand from the patients. The Medcare Paediatric Speciality Clinic is located in a prominent residential area of Jumeirah 3, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai and aims to cater to the entire community of Jumeirah and its surrounding areas and the new Dubai areas. Aster DM Healthcare is one of the largest growing healthcare networks in the Middle East offering all verticals of healthcare including hospitals, medical centres, pharmacies, advanced diagnostic centres, in addition to rolling out constant social welfare initiatives under its purview.