‘We aim to boost medical tourism in India’

Envisaged as a township for healthy living, Aster Medcity, nestled on the banks of the Periyar River in Kochi is a treat to the eye. With world-class infrastructure and top-notch technology, Medcity is an one-stop solution for healthcare

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Dr Harish Pillai CEO, Aster Medcity

The medical township is an initiative of Aster DM healthcare that has a chain of hospitals across nine countries, providing specialized care in all disciplines of medicine. From a small cluster of clinics to a conglomerate of one of the largest chain of hospitals, the journey of Aster DM healthcare has indeed been very dynamic. Strategically located in Kerala, the Medcity is expected to solve Indian healthcare woes and give a new fillip to the medical tourism business in India.

In an interaction with Biospectrum, Dr Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Medcity elaborates on the journey of Aster and Medcity. Edited excerpts follow:

Q. Brief us about the Aster Medcity project?

Built in the heart of Gods Own Country, Kochi (Kerala), Aster Medcity is an integrated medical township that is dedicated to taking Indian healthcare to international standards. This green-field venture, with a total investment of $300 million is expected to attract patients from across the globe. In recent future, we at Aster aim to place India in the global healthcare map by providing world-class care that can attract medical tourism to India.

Spread across a sprawling 40 acre campus and a one km waterfront, Aster Medcity believes in advancing healing by combining science and nature. In Phase I, we have a multi-specialty hospital with 8 Centers of Excellence (COE) and phase ll will have an additional 500 beds along with a medical convention center, a four-star hotel and apartments.

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