Dr. Prathap C Reddy, renowned as India’s modern healthcare architect, founded Apollo Hospitals in 1983. Apollo Hospitals, the nation’s first commercial hospital, is praised for leading the country’s private healthcare movement.
Apollo Hospitals has emerged as Asia’s leading integrated healthcare provider with a strong presence across the healthcare ecosystem including hospitals, pharmacy, primary care & diagnostic clinics and many retail health models. The Group also has telemedicine equipment, Health Care Providers, Global Ventures Consulting, Medical Schools, Medvarsity for E-Learning, Nursing and Hospital Management Schools, and a Research Base. Additionally, the online consultation portal ‘ASK Apollo’ and Apollo Home Health provide the continuum of care.
Apollo Hospitals has supported various social programs — to name a few that support underprivileged children — SACHi (Save a Child’s Heart Initiative), which screens and offers paediatric cardiac treatment for congenital heart disease, SAHI (Society for Hearing Impaired Aid) and the cancer-focused CURE Project. To introduce population health into Indian narrative, the Total Health Foundation, as envisaged by Dr. Reddy, is piloting a unique healthcare model in Andhra Pradesh’s Thavanampalle Mandal. This seeks to provide “holistic healthcare” for the whole society from birth through the journey of childhood , adolescence, adulthood and old age.
In a remarkable distinction, India’s government issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo ‘s extensive achievements, the first for a healthcare organization. Also, a stamp was released to mark the 15th anniversary of India’s 1st successful liver transplant at Apollo Hospitals. Recently, Apollo Hospitals was again honored with a postal stamp for successfully conducting 20 million health checks and pioneering efforts to encourage preventive healthcare in the country.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Apollo Hospitals Group ‘s founding chairman, was awarded the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor.
Apollo’s legacy’s cornerstones are its unstinting emphasis on clinical excellence, affordable prices, new technology, and forward-looking science & academics. Apollo Hospitals are among the world’s first hospitals to use technology to enable smooth healthcare delivery. The company promoted the rapid development of medical equipment worldwide and led many cutting-edge technologies in India. Recently, South East Asia’s first Proton Therapy Center started operations at Chennai ‘s Apollo Centre.
Since its inception, the confidence of over 150 million people from 140 countries has respected Apollo Hospitals. TLC (Tender Loving Care), the magic that inspires hope in its patients, is the cornerstone of Apollo’s patient-centered community.
Being a responsible corporate citizen, Apollo Hospitals takes the leadership spirit well beyond industry and is responsible for keeping India safe. Recognizing that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the nation’s greatest threat, Apollo Hospitals actively educates people about preventive healthcare as the path to wellness. Likewise, the “Billion Hearts Beating Foundation,” created by Dr. Prathap C Reddy, aims to keep Indians heart-healthy.