An Investing Rs 1000 crore for India’s hospitals by Aster DM Healthcare Edit
Aster DM Healthcare is planning to invest about Rs 1000 crore in India to grow its hospital facilities in the nation. The group with a huge network of hospitals and clinics in the Gulf countries and Kerala will set up new medical clinics in Kerala as well as in Bengaluru and Chennai. '' We plan to add 1500 beds to the current 4300 in the country by 2021,'' said Dr. Azad Moopen, chairman of the group.
The 300-bed hospital in Kannur and 250 bed, one in Bengaluru is nearing completion. The group is planning to build two major hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai. The average expense of setting up a bed would be around Rs 60-70 lakh, he said.
He said the primary students of understudies from the group’s DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences (WIMS) will graduate this month. '' Our aim is to make it one of the top ten medical colleges in the country by 2025'' he said. Beginning PG courses and attaining esteemed college status are among the future plans for WIMS.
Dr. Antony Sylvan D’Souza, dean of DM WIMS said in a short span of time the institute could make great inroads into the healthcare sector in Wayanad and neighboring regions like Gudalur, Gundalpet, and Coorg. Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Hospitals and Clinics India said there has been a 15 % increase in the arrival of medical value travelers into Kerala with more visitors from African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania and from Bangladesh apart from the Gulf countries.