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14 June 2019
28 May 2019
Kochi: Aster Medcity, a quaternary care centre catering to a large number of patients from South India, the Middle East, Africa and Maldives, has launched Complex High-risk Indicated Procedures (CHIP) Centre under Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The CHIP Centre at Aster Medcity is the second such centre in the country.
17 May 2019
As part of International Nurses Week 2019 celebrations, over 300 nurses from Aster Medcity participated in a Walkathon today at Kochi to spread the message of "Health for All" and "Raise the Standards of Healthcare through Nurses". The Walkathon culminated in a Flash Mob, which also raised awareness about Aster Volunteers, at the venue of Manorama SportOn where Aster Medcity is participating as the Health Partner.
26 April 2019
04 April 2019
Aster KIND Priority Card, a one-of-its-kind privilege card that will empower children with Autism to avail fast-tracked, priority services across Aster Medcity, was launched on the 3rd of April 2019 by Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, in the presence of Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO - Aster Hospitals and Clinics, India, Cmdr. (Retd.) Jelson A Kavalakkat, CEO – Aster Medcity, Dr. T R John, CMO – Aster Medcity and several other dignitaries. The Guest of Honour, Shri. G Vijayaraghavan, Honorary Director of CADRRE, Founder & Former Director of NISH and the first CEO of Technopark, joined the function online.
14 March 2019
Aster Medcity today hosted an Art & Crafts Exhibition with a difference - all participating artists being kidney transplant recipients who underwent treatment at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Nephrology & Urology. This unique exhibition was inaugurated by Commander (Retd.) Jelson Kavalakkat, CEO, Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. V Narayanan Unni, Lead Senior Consultant Nephrologist and other members of the transplant team, including Doctors, Nurses and support staff.
07 March 2019
Aster Medcity was awarded in the ‘Most Effective Recovery’ category at the BCI India and South Asia Awards 2019, held in Bengaluru. Cdr. Jelson Kavalakkat, Chief Executive Officer received the award on behalf of the hospital. Aster Medcity was selected for the award based on its ability to bounce back and demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity.
28 February 2019
26 February 2019
25 February 2019
Organisational excellence is always the result of efficient, competent and seamless teamwork. A workshop on teamwork, collaborative functioning and leadership for Managers was conducted at Aster Medcity on 16 February 2019. The workshop was led by Cdr. (Retd.) Rajesh Ram Kumar, who retired as the Commanding Officer (Submarine) from the Indian Navy in the year 2016.
20 February 2019
07 February 2019
Aster Medcity, in association with Aster Volunteers, Department of Psychology - Union Christian College, Aluva and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, conducted expert talk sessions on mental health at colleges in Ernakulam on the 5th of February 2019. The event, which was led by Dr. T R John, Consultant – Psychiatry & CMS, Aster Medcity, was aimed at creating awareness on mental wellbeing among college students.
05 February 2019
05 February 2019
ASTRA - 2, the second edition of Advanced Surgical Techniques & Robotics at Aster was held at Aster Medcity on 2nd and 3rd of February 2019. The two-day CME, which was attended by highly acclaimed Surgeons, featured live demonstrations/workshops and in-depth lectures on latest techniques and advancements in robotic surgery.
02 February 2019
The Centre of Excellence in Oncology, Aster Medcity, in association with the NSS Unit of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, conducted a Talkathon on Cancer to commemorate the World Cancer Day on 4th February. The event, which was held at St. Teresa’s College Auditorium, featured talks on detection, treatment and prevention of cancer by leading Oncologists and a dazzling fashion show “Kinitra” by women who successfully won the battle against cancer.
25 January 2019
For the first time in Kerala, Aster Medcity, the world class quaternary healthcare centre conducted an introductory session on ‘hospital clowning’ for its patients as well as doctors and medical staff. The session was conducted by professionally trained Hospital Clowns from The Little Theatre India. In addition to performing for the young patients in the wards and the OPD, the hospital clowns demonstrated how humor can be an effective tool to achieve a personal and trusting atmosphere between the caregivers and the patients, reducing stress, fear, helplessness and sadness in the hospitalized pediatric patient.
23 January 2019
11 January 2019
Aster Centre for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Aster Medcity was officially inaugurated today by Commander (Retd) Jelson A Kavalakkat , CEO – Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. T R John, Chief Of Medical Services, Dr. Annie Stanley Thakore, General Manager - Operations and Dr. K M Mathew, Senior Consultant - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
03 January 2019
Kochi, 03 January 2019: Aster DM Healthcare Ltd., a global integrated healthcare provider, announced its partnership with Bajaj Finserv for Aster Easy Care – an initiative designed to empower patients to access emergency and elective medical care without worrying about arranging for finances. Aster Easy Care in association with Bajaj Finserv is applicable for medical bills ranging from Rs.4,999 to Rs.4,50,000.
22 December 2018
Aster Medcity has organised Christmas celebrations for the forty differently-abled inmates of Capernaum Charitable Trust, Pachalam. In the celebrations held at Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi, Santa Claus greeted the guests by gifting them a Christmas hat and sweets. After lunch, a counselling session was held under the guidance of Aster KIND (The Kids Integrated Neurology & Development Centre). To add to the festive spirit, there were cultural programmes by Aster Medcity doctors and a Christmas cake cutting ceremony.
04 December 2018
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Aster DM Healthcare announced fulfillment of commitment to employ 100 differently abled people across the Company’s operations in 9 countries. Currently, 108 differently abled are employed with Aster.
Initiated as a key pillar under the Aster Volunteers Global Programme, the initiative will continue to focus on training, addressing health and wellness needs of the differently abled.
03 December 2018
22 November 2018
20 November 2018
Obesity is rising at alarming rates across the world, in both adults and children. Reasons for obesity or excess body weight include genetics, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet and lack of physical exercise. Though obesity can be controlled through lifestyle alterations to a certain extent, experts say that bariatric surgery the most effective treatment when it comes morbid obesity (severe obesity) and associated metabolic complications.
14 November 2018
12 November 2018
Kochi, November 11, 2018: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India and GCC, today laid the foundation of the first home under the Aster Homes initiative announced in September this year to build new houses and repair damaged houses of flood affected victims in the state. The foundation stone for the house being built for Mr. Biju in Kurumkotta Island, Cheranalloor, Ernakulam was laid by Fim star Nivin Pauly in the presence of Sri Hibi Eden, MLA and other officials. Dr. Harish Pillai, Chief Executive Officer - Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India at Aster DM Healthcare was also present on the occasion.
09 November 2018
Aster Medcity’s ‘School Shikshan’ project was inaugurated by S Sharma MLA at Kadamakkudi Govt Higher Secondary School. The project aims to impart basic computer education and training in communicative English to the students of five selected schools in Kadamakkudi Panchayath in Ernakulam district.
12 October 2018
Aster Sick Kids Foundation (ASK), in association with Aster Volunteers, donated school stationary including school bags, notebooks, sets of crayons, pencils and pens to 200 school children at the Government UP School Kottuvally and Government UP School Chirakakom. These students had lost all their learning aids in the recent floods in Kerala.
01 October 2018
01 October 2018
29 September 2018
26 September 2018
25 September 2018
Kochi, 25 September 2018: Aster DM Healthcare Ltd., an internationally renowned integrated healthcare services provider, announced the launch of Aster Easy Care – an initiative designed to allow patients to access emergency and elective medical care without worrying about arranging for finances. Launched in association with Federal Bank, Aster Easy Care is applicable for medical bills ranging from Rs.25,000/- to Rs.5,00,000/-.
18 September 2018
03 September 2018
03 September 2018
The White Army, a specially trained team that rescues people during natural disasters, along with Aster Volunteers from Aster Aadhar Hospital Kolhapur and NGO Korgaonkar Trust travelled more than 1700 kilometres by train to Kayamkulam, braving heavy rains, to provide all possible assistance to the mass flood relief operations being carried out in the district.
31 August 2018
New Delhi, August 31, 2018: Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.
14 August 2018
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07 August 2018
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27 July 2018
21 July 2018
16 July 2018
A workshop on Complex Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty with IVUS/OCT guidance was conducted at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity on the 6th and 7th of July 2018. Led by our Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma, the workshop, which included an interactive symposium on the latest advances / retrograde techniques in CTO angioplasty based on interesting cases, was attended by top cardiologists from various parts of Kerala.
26 June 2018
Safety of pillion riders on two-wheelers is something that’s very often ignored. Many people tend to overlook the fact that pillion riders too are at risk if they don’t wear helmets to protect themselves against head and neck injuries. Aster Medcity in association with Freedom Riders, a bikers’ collective, distributed fifty free helmets to pillion riders on two wheelers at Marine Drive, Cheranelloor and Bolghatty junction, with an aim to create rider safety awareness and emphasise the fact that every life is precious.
26 June 2018
09 June 2018
Did you know that the only potential cure to many blood diseases including blood cancer is bone marrow transplant, which, many a times, requires blood stem cell from an unrelated donor? This is because most of the time, the possibility of finding a perfect match from siblings / family members is only around 30%.
09 May 2018
Nutritional management of children with diabetes is an extremely challenging task. The diet needs to be balanced in such a way that it comprises nutrition-rich food that helps age-appropriate growth and development, but also keep the blood sugar levels well I control to prevent further complications in future.
07 May 2018
20 April 2018
The first anniversary of 'People Helping People' organ transplant support group was celebrated at Aster Medcity on World Liver Day, 19 April 2018. Led by an expert transplant team, the initiative aims to offer emotional support, information, and education on all aspects of organ transplant to organ recipients, donors, patients listed for transplant, their family members and caregivers by providing an open forum interactive platform for sharing real life experiences.
19 April 2018
Kochi: To commemorate World Liver Day, Aster Medcity has come up with an uncommon initiative to spread awareness on the subject of organ donation. In collaboration with the Mohan Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network), Aster Medcity has brought the award-winning exhibition “LIFE BEFORE ASHES” to Kochi. The exhibition will be held at the Lulu Mall from 19th to 22nd April 2018.
03 April 2018
Kochi: The second edition of the Spine Boot Camp, a comprehensive training programme for spine surgeons on the latest surgical techniques, technological advancements and improved patient safety was inaugurated by Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster DM Healthcare Hospitals, India at the Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort in Kochi on 31 March 2018. The function was attended by Commander Jelson Kavalakkat (Retd.), COO, Aster Medcity; Dr. Dilip Panikar, Lead Senior Neurosurgeon and Dr. K Venugopal Menon, Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Sparsh Hospital, Bangalore.
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