Apollo Hospitals is widely recognized as the pioneer of private healthcare in India, and was the country’s first corporate hospital. The Apollo Hospitals Group, which started as a 150-bed hospital and today, operates 9200 beds across 64 hospitals. A forerunner in integrated healthcare, Apollo has a robust presence across the healthcare spectrum. The Group has emerged as the foremost integrated healthcare provider in Asia, with mature group companies that specialize in insurance, pharmacy, consultancy, clinics and many such key touch points of the ecosystem. The Apollo Group has touched the lives of over 45 million patients, from 121 countries.
The first Apollo Hospital opened in Chennai, in 1983. It was borne out of the determination to lead a complete transformation in Indian healthcare. Apollo’s Founder Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy was the driving force behind the inception. Credited as the architect of modern Indian healthcare, Dr. Prathap C Reddy started Apollo with the mission of bringing world-class healthcare to India, at a price point that Indians could afford! The backdrop to this development was the hopelessly inadequate healthcare infrastructure prevalent in India, at that time.
One of Apollo’s significant contributions has been the adoption of clinical excellence as an industry standard. Apollo pioneered the concept – the group was the first to invest in the pre-requisites that led to international quality accreditation like JCI and also developed centers of excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Orthopaedics, Neurosciences, Emergency Care, Cancer and Organ Transplantation.