By PMA RASHEED
27 Feb 2011, The Gulf Today
The DM Healthcare group, one of the region’s major healthcare service providers, will open a specialised surgery hospital in Dubai by the end of this year.
Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman of the DM Group, said that the group’s third hospital will specialising in advanced ortho, neuro and spinal surgical procedures will be first of its kind health facility in the UAE
“The Medcare Speciality Hospital, which is presently under construction close to the Sheikh Zayed road, will have innovative surgical specialities with a cluster of advanced operational theatres,” said Dr Moopen.
“The hospital will handle cases of hip or arthroscopic surgeries with the most advanced procedures that will enable patients to leave the hospital within one day,” he indicated.
Dr Moopen was speaking on the occasion of launching its new corporate headquarters in a strategic location in the heart of new Dubai on Thurday.
Indian ambassador to India M K Lokesh inaugurated the integrated corporate headquarters at Executive Towers on Business Bay near Burj Khalifa in the presence of Sanjay Verma, Consul General of India in Dubai.
“The new headquarters will consolidate all senior level non-medical professionals under one roof. Hundreds of healthcare establishments and facilities of the DM Healthcare service network will have a unified management and operational platform with the unveiling of the new strategic headquarters,” elaborated Dr Moopen.
He added that the DM Healthcare group is in the midst of expansion in the GCC and India with the number of units set to grow to 300 by the year 2015.
Currently, the network consists of 118 establishments, providing primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare with management and consultancy service. “The headquarters will function with seamless connectivity with its administration offices, hospitals, clinics diagnostic and pharmacy verticals which are recently consolidated under a single brand Aster,” noted Dr Moopen.
Speaking about the DM group’s expansion plans in other GCC countries, Dr Moopen said: “Our next major plan is happening in Saudi Arabia with a chain of projects for tens of health facilities, including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies under the ASTER and Medcare brands.”
“An estimated Dhs300 million will be invested in the KSA in the next three years, in partnership with local Rashid Al Rashid Group,” he added.