Sharjah Health Authority signs MoU with Aster DM Healthcare to expand healthcare coverage for residents
25% discount on all medical treatment at Aster facilities for Elderly and Emirati’s Residents in Sharjah and Government staff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018: Sharjah Health Authority and Aster DM Healthcare, a leading private healthcare provider signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide Sharjah residents with top quality medical care ranging from primary to quaternary care at discounted rates.
The agreement offers elderly residents of Sharjah and Emirati’s living in Sharjah a 25 per cent discount on all kinds of treatments across Aster DM Healthcare’s facilities. Sharjah government employees, their dependents and retirees covered under health Insurance will get 25 per cent discount on non-covered segments and fast track appointments. The beneficiaries will have access to a full range of services offered at Aster DM Healthcare’s Medcare, Aster and Access hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and optical stores across the GCC as well as India. The agreement also promises arrangements for air travel, accommodation and visa for patients who need to travel to Aster DM Healthcare’s facilities outside the UAE.
H.E Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, Chairman Sharjah Health Authority and Sharjah Healthcare City and Member of Executive Council said, “We are pleased to associate with Aster DM Healthcare to bring the most advanced healthcare to the people of Sharjah with additional benefits. This partnership is in line with SHA’s strategy of promoting private-public-partnerships in order to improve the health benefits to citizens and residents. We are committed to providing more benefits to citizens and residents especially the elderly” under the directive of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare said, “We are honoured to sign this MOU with Sharjah Health Authority to provide a wide range of healthcare services to the citizens, elderly residents and Government employees of Sharjah. Our vision is to make quality healthcare accessible to all through our Aster, Access and Medcare brands. We already have clinics under these 3 brands in Sharjah. We have started construction of a 100 bed Aster Hospital in Sharjah. In April last year, we opened our 120 bed Medcare Hospital in Sharjah to bring premium, specialized services to people in the Emirate. This agreement with SHA brings all our properties across the GCC and India within easy reach of the people of Sharjah, delivering not just primary to tertiary but also quaternary care.”
Through its vast network, Aster DM Healthcare will provide a single window access to consultation, diagnostics and medicines. Patients who travel overseas for treatment have access to Aster’s network of 19 hospitals 98 clinics and 206 pharmacies in the GCC, India & Philippines.
About Aster DM Healthcare:
Aster DM Healthcare is one of the largest private healthcare service providers which operate in multiple GCC states based on numbers of hospitals and clinics, according to a Frost & Sullivan Report. The company has a diversified portfolio of healthcare facilities, consisting of 7 hospitals, 89 clinics and 202 retail pharmacies in the GCC states, 11 multi-specialty hospitals and 6 clinics in India, and 1 clinic in the Philippines as of March 31, 2017. In addition, Medcare Hospital in Sharjah, UAE and Aster Hospital in Doha, Qatar became operational in April 2017 and June 2017 respectively. According to a Frost & Sullivan Report, the company operates the largest chain of retail pharmacies in the UAE based on number of centres as of March 31, 2017. For more info, please visit, http://www.asterdmhealthcare.com/