Aster DM Healthcare will hire 2,000 employees during 2014-15 as it’s embarked on a major expansion drive in the UAE, India and other countries.
The Dubai-based healthcare group will open hospitals, pharmacies and clinics in the UAE, India, GCC, Philippines and other countries, said Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare.
The Dubai-based healthcare major will recruit 400 doctors and 1,600 support staff for its upcoming healthcare facilities in the UAE.
The group’s two hospitals in Dubai and one in Sharjah will add 270 beds in addition to 5-10 clinics under ACCESS brand and around 15 pharmacies during 2014-15.
Aster has also acquired pharmacies in Kuwait, Jordan and a chain of drugstores in the Philippines.
It also plans to roll out 25 medical centres and 150 pharmacies in the GCC by the end of next year.
The group will also open an hospital in Qatar, taking the total investment in the region to Dh260 million.
It currently owns and operates a network of over 175 hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and medical college in the GCC and India.
Dr Moopen said the group will have soft-opening of its $300 million Aster Medcity in Kochi, Kerala, on February 24th, adding over 1,100 beds on being fully operation. The around 2,000 specialty doctors and other staff will be deployed in the first phase of the project. Recruitment is underway and some of the staff is already working in the hospital.
Alisha Moopen, Director Corporate Strategies at Aster DM Healthcare, said the new hospitals will meet growing demand for specialized care.
The group is also planning $200 million initial public offering this year and listing is planned in London, Mumbai and Dubai. Dr Moopen hopes group revenues reaching $1.2 billion by 2017 and $6bn by end-2025.