Industry News: Volume 2, Issue 8

Aster DM Healthcare Ranked 94 in Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

  • Aster DM Healthcare is the only listed company from Middle East and India to be featured in this prestigious list for 2022
  • The ranking is based on a rigorous assessment of 6,914 companies with more than U.S. $1 billion in revenues

MAHWAH, N.J. & DUBAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC & India, today announced it has been ranked 94 among the most sustainable corporations in the 2022 Global 100 ranking by Corporate Knights. Aster is the only listed company from Middle East and India to be included in this list for this year.

Commenting on the recognition, Ms. Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, says, “As a company, we continue to focus on sustainability and innovation that supports our goal of creating a world that ensures the health and well-being of the people and planet. We are proud that these efforts have been recognized by Corporate Knights in the top rankings of the Global 100 List of Sustainable Companies. Our Company strives to enable a sustainable future for all by stepping up to unforeseen challenges and ensuring that both our business and social initiatives maintain a healthy balance to serve the world.”

Aster has integrated 11 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) into its ESG policies. Key highlights of sustainability efforts by Aster in FY21: 5.7 GWH of electricity saved across 11 hospitals; 60,000 Kilo Liters of water consumption reduced across 7 hospitals; 500,000 liters of treated sewage effluent used; 134 Aster Homes built for the underprivileged; 2358 MWh renewable energy integrated at hospitals in UAE; 900736 Covid-19 support beneficiaries; 195,990 free dialysis provided, Rs. 14.8 million worth treatment support provided.

Aster DM Healthcare’s Sustainability Report can be accessed here. A digital version of the ranking, select national scorecards, and further contextual and methodological information is available at corporateknights.com/global100.

About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our 27 hospitals, 126 clinics/ labs1 and over 300 pharmacies in seven countries, including India. We have over 22,000 plus dedicated staff including 3,029 doctors and 6,729 nurses across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster,” “Medcare” and “Access” brands.

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ehealthradio.podbean.com— Laura Carabello, Editor in Chief at Medical Travel & Digital Health News, the authoritative newsletter for medical tourism and digital health, to discuss international medical travel and Centers of Excellence during Medical Travel Month joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

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Huge volumes of Covid-19 hospital waste threaten health, WHO says

By Reuters

NBCNews.com—Discarded syringes, used test kits and old vaccine bottles from the COVID-19 pandemic have piled up to create tens of thousands of tonnes of medical waste, threatening human health and the environment, a World Health Organization report said on Tuesday.

The material potentially exposes health workers to burns, needle-stick injuries and disease-causing germs, the report said.

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Drug Overdose Suicides Rising Among Young Americans and Seniors

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter

USNews.com—Suicides by drug overdose have increased among teens, young adults and seniors, even as they declined for the overall population, U.S. federal researchers say.

Drug-related suicides declined for Americans in general during the latter part of the 2010s, researchers from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found.

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Drop as Infections Decrease in Majority of States

By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder

USNews.com—Nationwide coronavirus cases are declining as the vast majority of states report a decrease in new infections.

The U.S. was averaging more than 540,000 news cases per day on Friday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a drop from the previous high of nearly 800,000 cases reported on average each day in mid-January.

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Female clinicians spend more time with patients and earn less because of its, study shows

By Kara Hartnett

ModernHealthcare.com—Female clinicians spend more time filling out patients’ electronic health records and thus treat fewer patients, according to a new study that highlights the economic effects of a volume-over-value payment model on women in the workforce.

The EHR vendor Athenahealth analyzed how 14,520 clinicians used its record systems over a five-month period last year and discovered that female clinicians see fewer people per week than their male counterparts because they devote more time to documenting patient encounters.

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