More than 300 doctors at Aster Healthcare awarded UAE golden visas

Tireless work during the pandemic and excellence in care honoured

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Mar 03, 2014 - 1:33pm - A doctor and a nurse carries a patient at the Trauma Centre of Rashid hospital. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) Jen Bell - National
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More than 300 golden visas have been given to doctors from the Aster DM Healthcare’s network for excellence in healthcare and patient care.

Authorities in the UAE granted 319 doctors and their families long-term residency for their continued contribution to the field of medicine and healthcare services.

Scores of medics have been given golden visas in recognition of their selfless work generally and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It reaffirms our commitment to provide the best quality healthcare services to the people of UAE
Dr Azad Moopen

The medics work in the group's Aster and Medcare hospitals and clinics.

The group’s founder, Dr Azad Moopen, was one of the first Indian entrepreneurs in the UAE to receive long-term residency in 2019.

“It is a great honour to have our doctors recognised by the UAE Government for their outstanding contribution to the society,” said Dr Moopen.

“It reaffirms our commitment to provide the best quality healthcare services to the people of UAE."

Recipients of the UAE's 'golden visa' initiative - in pictures

“We thank the rulers of UAE for this incredible initiative which will go a long-way in creating and retaining a talent hub of science, clinical excellence, medical research and quality healthcare services necessary to further establish the region as the leading destination for medical excellence.

“We congratulate the Aster and Medcare doctors who have been granted this valuable recognition for their service.”

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the scheme in 2019.

It aims to give exceptional workers, foreign investors and their families the opportunity to establish deeper roots in the country and allow the nation to benefit from their expertise.

The 10-year residency scheme hopes to attract workers in the fields of health, engineering science and art.

Updated: August 02, 2021, 12:00 PM