Founded in 1987 as a single-doctor practice, Aster DM Healthcare has since grown to include clinics, specialty centres, pharmacies and hospitals in the GCC, India and the Philippines. It owns and operates a network of more than 290 establishments in nine countries, covering clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and a modern medical city in India. Its brands include ASTER, MEDCARE, ACCESS, ASTER Medcity, and ASTER MIMS. It is also involved in education through DM WIMS Medical College and Hospital. It has 14,000 employees.