Apollo Hospitals, India
Apollo Hospitals (Apollo) started as a 150-bed hospital in Chennai in 1983. The Apollo Hospitals group today includes over 8065 beds across 45 hospitals in India and overseas, neighborhood diagnostic clinics, an extensive chain of Apollo Pharmacies, medical BPO and health insurance services and clinical research divisions that are working on the cutting edge of medical science. Apollo has succeeded in being more than just a quality healthcare provider. It has been a major player in scripting the medical landscape of the nation. This is primarily because the group has continuously been at the helm of several game-changing innovations in Indian healthcare. An endeavor to bring world class healthcare to semi-urban and rural India is key.
By the start of the new millennium, Apollo had become an integrated healthcare organization with owned and managed hospitals, diagnostic clinics, dispensing pharmacies and consultancy services. In addition, the group's service offerings include healthcare at the patient's doorstep, clinical & diagnostic services, medical business process outsourcing, third party administration services and heath insurance. To enhance performance and service to customers, Apollo also makes available the services to support the business of healthcare; telemedicine services, education and training programmes & research services and a host of not- for- profit projects.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Apollo offers project and operations management consultancy services with the support of operational and functional specialists. The pre & post commissioning consultancy services include feasibility studies, strategic planning, infrastructure consultation, human resource recruitment, training and medical equipment consultancy, management contracts, establishment of medical and administrative protocols etc. Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation (AHERF) was set up to establish, maintain and support educational institutions in promoting medical, paramedical and hospital management courses. The Institute offers over 18 post graduate teaching programmes, including ones certified by the Royal College of Edinburgh. MedVarsity Online Limited is backed by two giants; Apollo in medicine and NIIT Limited in the field of electronic-education. MedVarsity has developed in-house, over 1500 hours of medical content that is accessible to the medical community, anytime and anywhere. The research division currently undertakes diverse projects from clinical trials in multiple locations to molecular biology, stem cell transplants, epidemiological studies, and in the future identification of genetic Biomarkers.
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