Physician is preparing to list his Dubai-based hospital chain Aster DM Healthcare, which operates a network of 13 hospitals, 87 clinics and 180 pharmacies in the Middle East and India. Aster treats 10 million patients annually and employs over 1,000 doctors. In May Aster acquired a 25% stake in Hyderabad's Ramesh Hospitals. Moopen gave up his teaching job in his native Kerala and started with a single clinic in Dubai in 1987. Daughter Alisha overseas strategy.