The group has a wide network of hospitals and clinics in the Gulf countries and Kerala and will be setting up new hospitals in Kerala as well as in Bengaluru and Chennai

Aster DM Healthcare is planning to invest about Rs 1000 crore in India to expand its hospital facilities in the country. The group has a wide network of hospitals and clinics in the Gulf countries and Kerala and will be setting up new hospitals in Kerala as well as in Bengaluru and Chennai. “ We plan to add 1500 beds to the existing 4300 in the country by 2021,’’ said Dr Azad Moopen, chairman of the group.

The 300-bed hospital in Kannur and 250 bed one in Bengaluru are nearing completion. The group is planning to construct two big hospitals in Thiruvanthapuram and Chennai. The average cost of setting up a bed would be around Rs 60-70 lakh, he said.

“ Our aim is to make it one of the top ten medical colleges in the country by 2025,’’ he said. Starting PG courses and attaining deemed university status are among the future plans for WIMS.

Dr Antony Sylvan D’Souza, dean of DM WIMS said in a short span of time the institute could make great inroads into the healthcare sector in Wayanad and neighbouring regions like Gudalur, Gundalpet and Coorg.

Dr Harish Pillai, CEO, India, said there has been 15 % increase in the arrival of medical value travellers into Kerala with more visitors from African countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania and from Bangladesh apart from the Gulf countries.

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