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Aster News


Aster DM Healthcare offers Lifetime Care to Paralympic Medal Winners in recognition of their achievements

October 18, 2016

Dr. Azad Moopen joins Sachin Tendulkar in felicitating the champion athletes in Mumbai


We’ll Treat You Well

September 29, 2016

Taking informed health decisions help in understanding cardiac risks, and keeping the heart young and healthy

Almost one in every seven people living in the UAE is overweight or obese, according to recent statistics. The reasons for the alarming state of affairs are the usual ones: easy access to fast/unhealthy food, smoking, and lack of regular exercise. Residents of the UAE are not optimally managing chronic diseases and living busy and stressful lives that lead to poor health statistics. A large population is living with diabetes, hypertensive heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and congenial heart disease. Even though lifelong medications are available to offset some of the risks, in essence such lifestyle diseases hamper healthy and comfortable living.


Aster Grace Home Care – Bringing world class healthcare to your home

November 22, 2015

Aster DM Healthcare sets another benchmark as it launches Aster Grace Nursing and Physiotherapy, LLC – a home healthcare agency providing professional home care for patients and the elderly in the UAE capital.

UBAI, July 02, 2015: Aster DM Foundation, the charitable arm of Aster DM healthcare, today extended a helping hand to Nepal by providing AED1.4 million (NPR40 million) funds to Nepal Prime Minister relief fund to rebuild 500 houses in earthquake-stricken villages, including 23 homes of Aster employees that were destroyed by the tragedy. Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare personally delivered the contribution to His Excellency Dhananjay Jha, Nepal Ambassador to the UAE, in the presence of other dignitaries during a handover ceremony. “Nepal and its people are very close to our hearts and aid for the Himalayan nation is crucial at present. From our own ranks, we have 23 employees affected by the devastating quake. Since this earthquake hit so close to home, Aster DM Foundation has promised them assistance in rebuilding their homes to do what we can do at this time. We would like to also thank a number of our employees at Aster DM Healthcare who came together and contributed to the fund,” said Dr. Azad Moopen. Last April, Nepal was struck by a powerful earthquake and subsequent aftershocks wiping out hundreds of thousands of houses, rendering many Nepalis homeless, hungry and susceptible to disease. By rebuilding those 500 homes, Aster DM will provide people with a solid foundation from which they can recover and move on from the earthquake. Receiving the contribution, HE Dhananjay Jha, Nepal Ambassador to the UAE, said, “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Azad Moopen and his Foundation for coming forward to help the grieving Nepali families affected by the deadliest earthquake in eight decades. This donation will go towards the efforts to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes.” Dhukul Raj, an employee of Aster DM Healthcare Group in Dubai and whose house was damaged by the earthquake expressed his gratitude for the assistance: “It means a lot that the people I work with have come together to help all of us who were affected by the calamity. We can not thank them enough for their generosity. It means a lot to my family that help has come for us to rebuild not just our house but our lives.” About Aster DM Healthcare Aster DM Healthcare currently owns and operates a network of close to 290 units across the Middle East and India, covering an array of healthcare verticals including clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and a modern medical city. These network units are consolidated under the brand names ACCESS, ASTER, MEDCARE, ASTER Medcity and MIMS. The multitude of health facilities that include 16 hospitals offer primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care in order to meet the requirements of people from a cross section of the society. About Dr. Moopen’s Foundation Dr. Moopen’s Foundation is the charitable and CSR division of Aster DM Healthcare. The Foundation rolled out several CSR programmes including Free and Subsidized surgical care like Adult & Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Programmes

Aster DM Foundation to help build 500 Houses for earthquake victims in Nepal with Aed 1.4m donation

July 3, 2015

Aster DM Foundation commits funds that should suffice to build 500 houses for the Nepal victims including 23 homes of Aster employees that were destroyed by the recent earthquake.


‎du‬’s Wellness Hub and ‪Aster‬ join forces for AED 5,000,000 giveaway & free health checks for all during ‪‎Ramadan‬.

June 28, 2015

During Ramadan visitors to Wellness Hub, du’s online portal for wellness offers, will be able to access free basic health checks from Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare service provider in GCC. As well as helping those on lower incomes access to basic health care, du is issuing over 100,000 discount vouchers to spend on selected health products and services on its Wellness Hub site.

Jawad Shaikh, Executive Vice President, Digital Business, du, said: “We want to do something special to further Wellness Hub’s contribution to a healthier, happier UAE during Ramadan. As well as connecting people to Aster’s health check offer, we hope more families are encouraged to live a healthier, more active life with our Wellness Hub vouchers.”

Alisha Moopen, Director, Aster Medical Centre and Hospital, said: “The purpose of Ramadan is to reform yourself for a better tomorrow. At Aster, we always encourage preventive health as healthy steps can ensure better quality of life in future. I hope our efforts of proving health checkups this Holy Month, will help people to lead healthier and happy lives.”

The free health checks and Wellness Hub vouchers can be accessed in the ‘Gift of care’ section on throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Unique codes will be issued on Wellness Hub for health checks to be redeemed at the Aster Medical Hospital, or one of their 38 clinics Medical Centres throughout UAE. Free health checks can also be accessed by du mobile customers participating in the company’s ‘Talk to the Stars’ program - a live Q&A session with leading health experts from Aster (to register call 0555678157 or SMS STAR to 9820).

There are three health checks on offer; a free basic blood pressure, random sugar and BMI check, plus greatly discounted ‘Regular’ and ‘Premium’ packages offering additional tests – each including a Doctor’s consultation. Monitoring these crucial parameters will give people a better insight into their health condition and ensure a healthier fasting month.

Wellness Hub is a no strings attached website with carefully selected offers on products and services from over 30 leading health and activity providers in the UAE. There is no monthly commitment to buy from the website, which is also open to non-du customers.