UAE's Aster DM Healthcare plans network of laboratories in India

Plans revealed to launch Aster Laboratories in Bangalore next year with further expansion in southern India to follow
UAE's Aster DM Healthcare plans network of laboratories in India
Aster said by 2021 it plans to expand into other South Indian states where Aster already has a presence through local hospitals.
By Sam Bridge
Sat 08 Jun 2019 03:30 PM

UAE-based Aster DM Healthcare has announced expansion in the Indian healthcare sector, with plans to launch Aster Laboratories in Bangalore next year.

A centralised pathology lab processing facility is to be set up in Bangalore, along with a satellite lab in the initial stages and by the end of 2020 the target is to have a reference lab, eight satellite labs and 13 patient experience centres – mainly in the states of Karnataka and Kerala.

Aster said by 2021 it plans to expand into other South Indian states where Aster already has a presence through local hospitals - Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

The company added that it will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.

“Our focus is on bringing quality health care closer to the people. We have been doing this through our hospitals, clinics, labs and pharmacies in the GCC. We would like to look into these areas also in India which has become a major market for us with 12 operational hospitals,” said Dr Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare.

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