Apollo Hospitals to set up 100th Apollo clinic

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Chennai, Aug 27: The Corporate Apollo Hospitals, the largest integrated healthcare company in the country, on Wednesday, Aug 27 signed an agreement for the setting up of the 100th 'Apollo clinic' and announced that it would establish 100 more clinics in the next two years.

Talking to newspersons here after signing an agreement with Mr Arvind Saraogi to set up the 100th Apollo clinic at Rajerhat near Kolkata on franchisee, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Group, said the hospital would continue to offer top quality primary healthcare services in the country at a value for money price.

He said the Hospital, which had taken about seven years to establish the 100th clinic, most of them on franchisee model, would reach the 200 mark in the next two years as it had conceptualised a model.

''We will continue to focus on franchisee model, without compromising on the quality, while looking at 'Owned Clinics' to accelerate,'' he said, adding, in the next 100 clinics, a large percentage of them would be owned clinics.

Dr Reddy said Apollo had so far conducted 64,000 heart surgeries with 99.6 per cent results and emerged as one of the top three hospitals in the world to maintain the record.

Claiming that Apollo had the best technology for heart surgery in the country, he said the company was the first to introduce MRI scan and 64 slice CT scan for heart. It would soon bring to India the latest technology in CT scan.

By the end of this year, Apollo would introduce Universal Healthcare Identifier (UHID) for all its patients, acorss the country. This would help them walk into any hospital in the world and produce their data, by a touch of a button on the internet.

Dr Reddy said Apollo would also launch an awareness campaign on healthcare.

He suggested starting of evening colleges, utilising the available healthcare facilities to produce specialists in various fields.

On Corporate Social Responsibility, he said the hospital has screened more than two lakh poor children and conducted heart surgeries for more than 2,000 children, free of cost.


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