Aster DM Healthcare wins the ‘Excellence in Healthcare Sector’ Award at the Qadat Al Tagheer Awards 2016

drOn occasion of the 2nd UAE-INDIA Economic Forum, the healthcare conglomerate was felicitated for their outstanding achievements through their business endeavors that helped shape the economies of both countries.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 October 2016: Aster DM Healthcare has received the “Excellence in Healthcare Sector” award at the Qadat Al Tagheer Awards 2016, the inaugural awards of the 2nd UAE-INDIA Economic Forum. Ms. Alisha Moopen – Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hospitals & Clinics (GCC), Aster DM Healthcare received the award from Mr. Nitin Gadkari, India’s Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. The awards honored prominent organizations and business leaders who have transcended boundaries to create epitome of business excellence in respective sectors which helped strengthen the trade and commerce ties between UAE and India.

The “Excellence in Healthcare Sector” award recognizes Dr. Azad Moopen’s tireless efforts to drive excellence in the healthcare sector through Aster DM Healthcare. Founded in 1987, through a single clinic in Bur Dubai, the enterprise today has 293 establishments across 9 countries in Middle East and India. The growth of the company has been in accordance with efforts to strengthen the healthcare delivery system in UAE which brings internationals standards of care to meet the needs of common public. Catering through a vast network of hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies and specialized healthcare professionals, the company constantly seeks to innovate and introduce best practices which can help shape a healthier society.

“As an organization our efforts have been dedicated towards pushing the boundaries of excellence, enabling wider access to quality healthcare in the countries that we serve. Around 30 years ago, we used to serve 100 patients per day, and today, we cater to the needs of 50,000 patients in a day. While we are a home-grown brand in UAE, our commitment is strengthened by our vision to deliver better quality and healthier life for each and every one in the community. We are glad that our efforts have successfully contributed to the development of the sector and confident that we will continue to deliver excellence in the future, while driving our promise of – Treating you well,” said Ms. Alisha Moopen while receiving the award.


Speaking at the UAE – India Economic Forum, on the successful trade and commerce ties between the two countries, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, expressed excitement about the system changes and potential in India with nearly $70 billion of investment being invited. Dr. Moopen said the focus of the Indian government on infrastructure development which requires significant funding, is a huge opportunity for UAE investors.

“On the other hand, key factors such as peace of mind, freedom and safety, social infrastructure, logistics and connectivity, and vision of the leadership to make UAE one of the top 3 countries in the world in terms of ease of doing business, make UAE an attractive investment destination,” he said.

Dr. Moopen called on the UAE government to consider offering permanent residency to long-term investors and increasing foreign ownership of businesses to possibly 100 per cent.

A number of high profile dignitaries, government officials and business leaders from both countries convened at the forum, hosted by the Consulate General of India in Dubai and supported by the UAE Ministry of Economy, in strategic partnership with UAE International Investors Council, Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Invest India, Abu Dhabi Global Market and Dubai Economic Council.

View the award ceremony video here:

Ms. Alisha Moopen’s speech:!Aufk58PeBwJNgVcTIX3fpfUBnkTg

Dr. Azad Moopen’s speech at India-UAE Economic Forum:!Aufk58PeBwJNgVnumDqf23e0wasB

About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare is a healthcare network with over 293 operating facilities across 9 countries, including 18 hospitals, 88 clinics and 187 retail pharmacies. The organization has 15,855 employees including 1,796 full time doctors.

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