Centres of Excellence
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The flagship hospital of the Apollo Group, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, was established in 1983. Undaunted and unfazed by the obstacles faced, Apollo Hospitals has ever since nurtured a goal which read as “Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity”.
In the years since, it has scripted one of the most magnificent stories of success that India has seen. Today it is one of the most respected hospitals in the world and is also amongst the most preferred destinations for patients from several parts of India, as well as for medical tourism and medical value travel.
The hospital has created a name for itself in the healthcare sector through cutting-edge innovation in medical procedures and technological advancements. It has over 60 departments, spearheaded by internationally trained and skillful medical experts who are supported by dedicated patient care personnel. They have
state-of-the-art facilities for various health ailments and disorders. At Apollo Hospitals, we unite exceptional clinical success rates and superior technology with centuries old traditions of care and warmth.
Dr Pratap C Reddy, Chairman
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the visionary Founder-Chairman of Apollo Hospitals is widely acknowledged as the architect of modern Indian healthcare. He is best described as a compassionate humanitarian, who dedicated his life to bringing world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions. The institution that he envisioned and built – Apollo Hospitals, steered a revolution and marked the birth of the private healthcare industry in India.
Apollo Hospitals opened its doors in 1983 and introduced international quality healthcare to India, at a cost that was a fraction of comparable costs in the western world. This was Apollo’s first act of social responsibility and it underscored the intrinsic social conscience of the organization’s business model.
Over the years, Dr. Reddy has carried the torch of healthcare to distant corners of India. Always the visionary, he harnessed technology and insurance to take healthcare to the masses. The pioneering success of telemedicine and innovative insurance in Aragonda, the world’s first V-SAT enabled remote village in Andhra Pradesh validated the concept of ‘Healthcare for All’. He also envisioned the groundbreaking Apollo Reach Hospitals model, one that takes high quality healthcare to semi urban and rural geographies. This blueprint has been taking good health to the very heart of India.
A tireless advocate for creating access through insurance, Dr. Reddy firmly believes that mandatory health insurance is critical for the nation. The innovative insurance project of Re.1 a day that he introduced decades ago in his native village has been adopted in multiple ways across the country and created the platform for the Government of India’s Universal Health Insurance programme for the below-poverty-line population.
In the firm belief that preventive healthcare is the key to good health, Dr. Prathap C Reddy passionately propagated it with the concept of Annual Health Checks and over 20 million health checks have been performed by the group. As a cardiologist, he recognized that the battle against disease had to go beyond hospitals and he championed the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, an endeavour that deploys innovative mediums to encourage Indians to stay heart-healthy.
In service to the nation, Dr. Reddy has also been the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Health Council and advisor to its committees on Healthcare, Health Insurance, Public Health and Pharma. He was pivotal in the genesis of NATHEALTH – the Healthcare Federation of India, which today is one of the nation’s most powerful and influential forums in facilitating the shift in mind-set, delivery and policy making to nurture the gift of good health for all in India.
Dr. Reddy’s incredible journey is captured through a biography entitled “Healer: Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy and the Transformation of India,” authored by Pranay Gupte, and published by Penguin, the world’s largest publisher.
A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Reddy introduced social initiatives that helped transcend barriers and a notable example is the Save a Child’s Heart Initiative that is addressing the widespread issue of congenital heart disease in India.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy was conferred the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ the second highest civilian award by the Government of India, an acknowledgement of his untiring pursuit of excellence in healthcare.
In July 2018, Dr. Reddy was conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award. He was then the fifth Indian and second medical doctor to be conferred with this exalted honour. The Lions Humanitarian Award is the highest honour of the Lions Club International Foundation given to an individual for their exemplary humanitarian efforts.