Speaking to Arabian Business, Dr. Moopen said that he believes the ‘premium’ hospital market is rapidly becoming oversaturated, while the number of beds catering to middle-income residents “is okay, although there is still a requirement.”
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To cater to that market, Aster DM is currently working on a hospital located in Dubai’s Sonapur area, which Dr. Moopen said he expects will be ready by the middle of 2019.
The hospital, he said, will serve as a boost to the 15 ‘Access’ brand clinics that Aster DM currently has that cater to lower-income residents.
“We think there is a requirement for this brand to spread to other GCC countries,” he said.
“We are looking at other opportunities [in places] where this brand can grow, not only in the UAE but across the region and even to the [Indian] Subcontinent. There is a significant requirement for budget-type hospitals.”
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