healthcare centre in the south Indian state of
and one of the largest in the state.
It is owned and managed by
Aster DM Healthcare
based healthcare conglomerate founded by Dr.
Aster Medcity is a
5.5 billion waterfront facility
located along Kutti Sahib Road in
, a suburban town near
and its 40-acre campus is situated on the banks of the
The hospital complex, designed by HKS Architects, has a built up space measuring a total of 62,710 square metres.
The hospital is 8 km from Kochi city and is accessible through the
National Highway 17
Edappally railway station
is 4 km away and the nearest airport is
Kochi International Airport
, 20 km from the hospital by road. The distance to the
National Highway 47
is 6 km at
Edappally bye-pass junction
, the largest shopping mall in the country, is located.
The hospital has an in-patient capacity of 670 beds and has 24 hour emergency and accident trauma care facilities.The hospital has been functioning since September 2014 after a soft launch but the official dedication ceremony was on 6 May 2015, when the institution was inaugurated by the former president of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.The hospital plans to add 500 more beds in its second phase of expansion.
The hospital has a general clinical division which includes Internal medicine, General surgery, Cilinical imaging, Anesthesia and critical care, Emergency, Pulmonology, otorhynolaryngology, Dermatology, Craniomaxillofacial surgery, Dental sciences, Infectious diseases and infection control, Psychiatry and Nuclear medicine. It also has eight centres of excellence such as Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Nephrology and Urology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Women's Health and Child and Adolescent Health, each manned by independent medical teams composed of specialists, nursing and ancillary staff and technicians.
Aster Medcity has facility for Minimal Access Robotic Surgery (MARS) using
da Vinci Surgical System
and is reported to be the first hospital in Kerala to provide the service.The system employs telesurgical master-slave robotic system and the surgery is carried out using robotic arms instead of human hands.The Diagnostics division is equipped with 3 Tesla Digital
, 256 slice
system, The Dexa, Digital X-Ray, Time of Flight PET CT, Cath Lab Allura Clarity system, Flat panel Bi-plane Hybrid Cath Lab, Colour Doppler Systems electronic 4D Imaging and Ultrasound Machines with multi modal image fusion. The clinical laboratory which conducts Biochemistry, Haematology, Bacteriology, Mycology, BS Level 3 Tuberculosis, Serology, Histopathology, Neuropathology, Renal pathology, Pulmonary pathology, Haemetopathology, Bone Pathology and Onco pathology tests, is integrated with the hospital information system. The hospital has an ambulance service, a rehabilitation centre. A blood bank is also operational round the clock.
Aster Medcity is linked to Aster Foundation, an independent charitable
non governmental organization
, engaged in providing free medical assistance to financially compromised patients.
The hospital serves as a referral healthcare centre for patients from the Gulf region. The group has opened help desks in UAE, Qatar.Africa,Saudi Arabia
for this purpose.