In a recent event in Hyderabad, Apollo health city was honored with the ‘Best Medical Tourism facility’ award for the year 2013-14. The chief guest of the ceremony being Sri Pranab Mukerjee, H.E., the President of India, handed over this prestigious award. It was received by Mr. Radhey Mohan, Vice-President, International Marketing and Ms. Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo. With this year’s win, Apollo Health City has become the winner of this title for the third time.
On this achievement, Ms. Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group stated as, “Apollo Health City bagging the top honours is a moment to cherish and an opportunity to redouble our efforts to make India the medical tourism destination of the world.”
Envisioning India as a Global healthcare destination, Apollo Hospitals Group has been dealing with patients from over 90 countries. “India has the human resource skill and the infrastructure to produce clinical outcomes that compare with the best institutions in the World and that too at a fraction of the cost. This award by the Government of India is a great inspiration, and Team Apollo will continue its journey towards making India a global healthcare destination with renewed energy and vigour”, as stated by Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Apollo Hospitals group first started in the year 1983. Years of development and progress transformed it into one of Asia’s largest integrated healthcare organizations. Today the medical group owns 50 hospitals, 100 diagnostic clinics and over 1350 pharmacies. The prime facility being available at Hyderabad caters to a large number of international patients.
An integrated healthcare system, Apollo Health City at Hyderabad is known for its expertise in a wide range of services. It include Organ transplantation (kidney, liver and cornea transplantation), robotic surgery, cancer treatment, brain & spine surgeries, cosmetic procedures, robotic surgery, eye procedures, health check-ups and joint replacement surgery.
Apollo Hospitals group also render outsourcing services, clinical research divisions (genetic research, stem cell research and epidemiological studies) and health insurance services. Apollo has also invested in the development of medical education in India. Owing to this, 11 hospital management and nursing colleges under the flagship of Apollo group are running in the country. These contributions have entitled the hospital group with several awards from time to time. This includes the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International. This did not end here, the Government of India even issued a commemorative stamp in honor of Apollo hospital’s contribution in the field of medical science.
For over 29 years, Apollo has been able to successfully maintain its leadership in the field of medical innovation. This resulted in Apollo being ranked amongst the best hospitals for medical research and services from all over the globe. Chairman and the chief architect of Apollo legacy, Dr Pratap C Reddy has also been awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2010.