About apollo hospitals
Apollo Hospitals, India’s first corporate hospital was established in 1983 by Dr. Prathap C Reddy. It is acclaimed for pioneering the private healthcare revolution in the country. Since its inception, Apollo has risen to a position of leadership and has emerged as Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare services provider. Its presence is spread across the healthcare ecosystem, including Hospitals, Pharmacies, Primary Care, Diagnostic Clinics, Telemedicine units across 10 countries, Health Insurance Services, Global Projects Consultancy, Medical Colleges, Medvarsity for E-Learning, Colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation. In addition, ‘Ask Apollo’ -an online consultation portal and Apollo Home Health provide the care continuum.
The pillars of Apollo’s legacy are its focus on clinical excellence, affordable costs, technology and forward-looking research & academics. Apollo Hospitals was among the first few hospitals in the world to leverage technology to facilitate seamless healthcare delivery through electronic medical records, hospital information systems and telemedicine-based outreach initiatives. The organization embraced rapid advancement in medical equipments worldwide and pioneered the introduction of several cutting-edge innovations in India. Soon the country’s first-ever Proton Treatment Cancer Centre will be launched by Apollo, and it will serve over 3 billion people.
Apollo Hospitals has always championed social initiatives that transcend social and income barriers. Notable ventures introduced by the organization are Save a Child’s Heart Initiative (SACHi) which provides quality paediatric cardiac care to children from underprivileged sections of society. SAHI (Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired) and the CURE Foundation are focused on cancer care assist children from financially challenged homes. Envisioned by Dr. Reddy, to introduce population health into the Indian narrative, the Total Health Foundation is piloting a unique model of healthcare in the Thavanampalle Mandal of Andhra Pradesh. It aims to provide “holistic healthcare” for the entire community starting from birth, through one’s journey into childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s widespread contributions, the first for a healthcare organization. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman of the Apollo Hospitals Group has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
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