Aster Pharmacy unveils new retail outlet in Kerala, partners with Dr. Reddy’s

INDIA – Aster Pharmacy, the retail arm of Aster DM Healthcare, has officially opened a new ultra-modern outlet at Elamakkara in Kerala, marking its 250th retail pharmacy in India.

With the unveiling of the pharmacy outlet in Kerala, Aster Pharmacy reaffirmed its rapid expansion strategy as part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable quality medications.

The inauguration ceremony was presided over by chief guest Advocate M Anil Kumar, Mayor of Kochi Municipal Corporation under the Government of Kerala.

It was witnessed by Farhaan Yasin, Regional Director of Aster Hospitals (Kerala & Tamil Nadu), and Ravi Lakkoju, Chief Operating Officer of Aster Pharmacy for the India region.

Commenting on the opening of the newest Aster pharmacy outlet, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “The rapidly growing network of pharmacies has taken us closer to the doorsteps of people who need medicines and other health and wellness products.”

Dr. Moopen stated that the new outlets will help Aster Pharmacy to provide an Omni channel service of hospitals, labs, clinics, and homecare all under one umbrella, adding that Aster is well placed to meet patients’ comprehensive requirements.

Now operating in Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Aster Pharmacy will be looking at other Indian states in the upcoming years to expand its pharmacy presence across the nation,” he added.

With a total of 507 pharmacies, Aster Pharmacy is present in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, India, and Bangladesh.

Aster Pharmacy markets 85 brands of local and international repute and has emerged as the brand of choice amongst pharmacies due to its ease of access and customer-first approach.

The unveiling of the new outlet in Kerala comes barely a month after Aster Pharmacy and Dr. Reddy’s signed a strategic deal to make affordable and quality medication easily accessible in the Gulf region.

In line with the terms of the agreement, Dr. Reddy’s will manufacture and supply certain medications in the identified therapy areas to Alfaone Retail Pharmacies Private Limited, the marketing and distribution arm of Aster Pharmacy.

The partnership with renowned Pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Lab from India is a step forward towards making branded generics of international repute available in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

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