By PMA Rasheed  www.gulftoday.ae

One of region’s major healthcare service providers the DM Healthcare opened its new corporate headquarters in a strategic location in the heart of new Dubai.

Indian ambassador to India M. K. Lokesh on Thursday 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.

Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman of the DM Healthcare Group, said that 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,” he added.

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.

He revealed that the group will establish its third Dubai hospital by the end of his year. “The Medcare Speciality Hospital, which is under construction on Sheikh Zayed road, will focus on ortho, spinal and neuro surgeries and other innovative surgical specialities with a cluster of advanced operational theatres.”

“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.

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.

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