(MENAFN - Times of Oman) Aster Hospital, Sohar, a unit of DM Healthcare was dedicated to the people of North Batinah region by Wali of Sohar, Sayed Hilal bin Bader Al Busaidy in the presence of Anil Wadhwa, Indian ambassador to Oman, Dr Azad Moopen, chairman, DM Healthcare, senior officials of various government departments, corporates and other invitees.
This is the first private hospital in the area and will form part of the largest network of medical facilities in the GCC.
With a dedicated team of healthcare professionals of global standards, delivering quality health care at an affordable cost, with a human touch, Aster Hospitals pledges to provide personalised care at the doorsteps of the people.
Spread over nearly 50,000 sq feet, Aster Hospital, Sohar, located at Al Hambar, Sohar, will have 60 IP beds. This hospital brings a wealth of medical expertise with the finest talents amongst doctors, nurses, technicians and management professionals in an environment that enables them to deliver the highest quality of healthcare through a patient centric approach, using state-of-the art facilities. Enhanced by the warmth and care of the professionally trained nurses, ready to help customer care, housekeeping staff and other support personnel, Aster Hospital recreates the comfortable ambience of home.
This centre is supported by an array of services that serve to deliver total health care to any patent coming to Aster Hospital. Some of the salient features of this hospital are:
60 Bedded multispeciality referral hospital for North Al Batinah region.
First private hospital in Batinah region.
18 Speciality OPD clinics in the first phase.
Three fully-equipped operation theatres.
Three ICU beds and two NICU beds.
Spacious deluxe, private, semi-private in-patient rooms.
Full fledged LDR suite to handle high risk pregnancies.
24 Hours emergency and ambulance services.
Located in the heart of the city with easy accessibility from different districts the hospital has highly qualified and experienced doctors from India, Iraq and Egypt. It includes gynaecology and paediatrics as centre of excellence departments. It has tie-up with all major insurance companies in Oman. The total built up area of 50,000sqft with ample car parking facilities.
It boasts of high-end clinical laboratory, diagnostic services comprising CT-scan, digital X-Ray, ultrasound and very soon would introduce open MRI facility.
The satellite primary clinics are located in different catchment areas of Liwa, Shinas, Saham and Sohar.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Azad Moopen, chairman, DM Healthcare said, Aster has constantly been endeavouring to bring advancements in its medical facilities, which is epitomised by the launch of this new hospital.
The hospital is slated to become a super-speciality centre delivering high-end medical treatment to the huge patient pool from Sohar and the Batinah region.
We have always believed in comprehensive care and cure for our patients.
Aster Hospital is a testimony to our commitment to offer personalised care to a large part of the society. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and global pool of medical expertise makes us an ideal medical centre to ensure good health to the Batinah region and community in whole, he said.
He added that Aster will conduct awareness programmes on varied health related diseases.
We firmly believe that educating the patient is an important step towards prevention of the disease. Free screening camps, preventive health camps will all be a part of its initiative to encourage people to have regular health checkups. The hospital will also introduce special discounted health packages for corporates soon.
Dr Azad Moopen also announced a sizeable investment in a unique CRM initiative for its existing and growing customers.
Benefits will include accessibility and convenience under one window " medical history, priority appointments and reminders, online chat with our consultants and online purchase of medicines. This initiative is in keeping with the DM healthcare philosophy of bringing Healthcare for all closer to our customers. It will also offer special privileges for patients needing tertiary care intervention in our high end hospitals in GCC and our associate hospitals in India.
Dr Azad Moopen a renowned physician turned entrepreneur is the founder chairman, of DM Healthcare Group. This company is amongst the leading healthcare groups in the GCC, having the largest network of medical facilities across the region. Headquartered in Dubai, the DM network presently consists of 90 establishments, providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare with management and consultancy services and has a strong presence in GCC and India.
It has one hospital in Muscat and four medical centres in Oman as part of its Oman operations. The group has recently introduced their new corporate brand identity Aster. The new brand identity consolidates and spearheads the four key verticals of DM Healthcare as one cohesive brand. Aster integrates the hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, and pharmacies of the group, spread over 90 locations in five countries.
Aster enables the group to leverage the overall strength of the brand to build more meaningful connections with their customers and promote affordable, quality healthcare with a human touch.