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International Women’s Day celebrated at Aster Al Raffah Hospital

Thursday March 8th, 2018

Aster Al Raffah Hospital celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March in their premises. The Management team at Aster Al Raffah Hospital looks with pride at its workforce which is powered by smart, intelligent and committed women.

Unlike some other countries in the region, women have always enjoyed equal opportunities in education and employment and the team at Aster Al Raffah Hospital has always been champions in bringing out the best in their female employees. A whopping 65% of the workforce is female and these include both medical and non-medical professionals.

‘At Aster Al Raffah we have a very ‘pro-woman’ mindset,’ admits Ms. Farzeen Ashik, Senior HR Manager of Aster Al Raffah Hospitals and Clinics in Oman. ‘We have almost 1000 employees and more than half of them are women from different countries, cultures, backgrounds and religions. And they all work seamlessly to enhance our customer experience.’

At Aster Al Raffah Hospital and Clinics it’s not just the Customer services and Administrative Departments that are bustling with female energy but also medical services. Almost 50% of the doctors are women, and this ensures that nearly all the major specialties like General Practice, ENT, General Surgery, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Gynecology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Anesthesiology etc have female doctors to cater to the needs and sensitivities of the local population.

‘Some patients are sensitive about sharing medical and personal details to male doctors and other paramedical staff. But at Aster Al Raffah Hospital we don’t have that problem because almost 70% of our medical professionals, and that include doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff, are women. Our female patients are instantly at ease in this environment,’ says Ms. Zeeja Noufal, Senior Insurance Manager.

And when it comes to encouraging women from different backgrounds to take up employment, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics Oman leads by example.

The work environment at Aster Al Raffah Hospital ensures the safety and wellbeing of its employees, especially the women. The team leaders and managers are also sensitive to their needs and they strive to ensure a good work-life balance for their staff members. This makes Aster Al Raffah one of the most women empowering organizations in the region.

Needless to say, Aster Al Raffah Hospital is a great workplace, powered by passionate women, who along with their male colleagues, ensure a pleasant customer experience. Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics Oman is led by Ms. Seeniya Biju, Chief Executive Officer who has been a symbol of women empowerment.

‘Women are very committed and have excellent work ethics. They are very focused and hardworking too. Most of the time they are ones who trump the interviews,’ said Ms. Seeniya Biju. The presence of Female Employees at managerial levels, surely encourages women leadership and inspires numerous women.