Bangalore, July 18, 2016: Aster DM Healthcare signs a 7-year agreement with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) as their healthcare partners to manage around 10,000 sq. ft medical services facility at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore which is the third busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country, after Delhi and Mumbai.
“We are glad that we have been given the privilege of serving at the Bangalore International Airport. This is a moment of pride and honor for us.” said Mr Sreenath Reddy, Group CFO, Aster DM Healthcare.
Speaking about the agreement, Dr. Nitish Shetty, CEO, Aster CMI Hospital, which is part of the larger Aster DM Healthcare Group, said, “We at Aster CMI Hospital are very excited about this agreement. This is a great opportunity for us to serve people of Bangalore as well as those traveling to Bangalore, including the international travelers. Also we will be focusing on utilizing this opportunity to showcase Bangalore as one of the best cities in India for healthcare services.”
Bhaskar Bodapati, Senior Director of Finance and Support Services, Bangalore International Airport Limited, said, “Bangalore International Airport, Limited (BIAL) has always shown a strong commitment towards ensuring safety and security of all its stakeholders, especially passengers using Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. This strategic alliance with the Aster Group is a significant step towards strengthening our commitment. We are extremely pleased that our customers travelling to and from the airport would receive best-in-class 24/7 medical services and care.”
With a well-defined route development strategy Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) has established itself as South India’s busiest airport and India’s third largest airport. KIAB recorded 25.2% increase in traffic and 12.7% increase in Air Traffic Movement in 2015. Recently the airport also clocked 100 million passenger mark within 8 years of operation. These significant numbers indicate the importance of having a well-equipped medical facility at the airport.
As part of the agreement, Aster DM Healthcare will aid BIAL in manning the airport clinic 24/7, extending emergency medical technicians 24/7 for providing quality healthcare to both employees and passengers of Kempegowda International Airport and disaster management services. The healthcare group will also be responsible for the stand alone Airport Medical Care Facility expected to be commissioned before March 2017, the services of which can be availed by the general public also.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Mr. Bhaskar Bodapati, Senior Director of Finance and Support Services, Bangalore International Airport Limited, Dr.Nitish Shetty, CEO, Aster CMI Hospital and Mr. Sreenath Reddy, Group CFO, Aster DM Healthcare.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)