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At Aster, we believe a child is life’s greatest gift and this gift has to be nurtured & cared for. As the name suggests, Aster Nurture is a program that aims at nurturing, caring and protecting the mother and the new born baby from the time when the mother conceives till when your child is 5 years old.

"Our brand promise ‘We’ll Treat You Well’ is about our commitment to bring the finest healthcare services within the reach of everyone. But it is not just affordability that makes us a class apart in the realm of healthcare. We believe quality is the heartbeat of modern medical sciences, and we go to great lengths to deliver services that have already been recognized with some of the most sought-after awards and certifications. Accessibility is another important focus area for us. We have an ever growing network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies that are well-equipped to cater to the changing needs of millions around the world."

Dr. Sukumaran Kanniapan

Paediatrics & Neonatology

Languages Spoken English, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Education MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics), MNAMS (Paediatrics)
Specialization Paediatrics & Neonatology
DOH License Grade Specialist
Types of Physician Fulltime


Founder and designer of the Low-Cost Incubator for new-born infants and Low Cost Neonatal Units at Government Hospitals in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Recipient of Tamil Nadu State award – 2003 for best Services

Professional Associations

National Faculty- Essential New-born Care (India)
Indian Medical Association - Life Member
Indian Academy of Paediatrics - Life Member
National Neonatology forum (India) Life Member
National Board Member in Paediatrics
Chairman-Prenatal Diagnosis and Prevention Act Government of Tamil Nadu Medical Services, Kanchipuram district (2000-2005)
Member District Advisory Committee of Kanchipuram (Dept of Health)
Hon. Medical Consultant-Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (more than 16 years) national project Member of Emirates medical association, Dubai, UAE

Professional Experience

Head of Department (Paediatrics), Aster Hospital Mankhool, UAE, 2015 – Present
Specialist Paediatrician and Head of the Department (Paediatrics), Aster Al Raffa Hospital, Maternity and Surgery, UAE, 2006 – 2014
Professor and Head of the Department (Paediatrics), Senior Civil Surgeon, Government Medical Service Tamil Nadu, India, 26 years (Ret. June 2005)
Trainer of FRU Medical Officers in essential new-born care, District Hospitals Tamil Nadu, India, 5 years
Examiner in Paediatric Medicine, 8 years
Senior Academic Counsellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 1999 – 2003
Honorary Medical Consultant, Integrated Child Development services Scheme, National Project, India, 16 years (I.C.D.S)

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

Clinical case management