Apollo lines up 10 new hospitals for FY-14

Apollo lines up 10 new hospitals for FY-14
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Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals is adding ten new hospitals with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore during the current fiscal. This expansion drive, once completed, will take total bed strength of the healthcare group from the present 8,400 to over 10,000 across the country, according the group’s founding Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy.

Investing Rs 1,500 crore to increase bed strength from the current 8,400 to over 10,000

Hyderabad: Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals is adding ten new hospitals with an investment of Rs 1,500 crore during the current fiscal. This expansion drive, once completed, will take total bed strength of the healthcare group from the present 8,400 to over 10,000 across the country, according the group’s founding Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy.

“We have already opened two new hospitals this fiscal and the third one will be inaugurated in next two to three weeks. The rest will follow in phases before end of the fiscal year,” Dr Reddy told media after announcing a tie-up with Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) on Tuesday.

Besides, Apollo is in the processing of setting up new hospital in Tanzania. “We have already set up a clinic there. Work on the hospital will commence soon,” Reddy said. Other countries on its radar include Rwanda and Indonesia. On the health education side, the group will roll out 20 healthcare training centres across India with the largest one coming up in Chittoor district. “Through these centres, we aim at training people so that they can be employed in the healthcare industry,” he added.

Claiming that Apollo Group had re-defined emergency medicare in the country, he said, the partnership, which would envisage both patient care and academic collaboration, will focus on the areas such as emergency medicare, neurology, gastroenterology, hepatology and a host of other specialisations. “This is our most comprehensive alliance to-date with an Indian institution, and we are excited about all we can learn from a partner the size, scope and quality of Apollo Hospitals. I firmly believe that this association will help both URMC and Apollo Hospitals to deliver the best of western and the eastern medicine to the communities we serve,” said Peter Robinson, COO, URMC. Together we can establish a new benchmark for global healthcare, he added.

Apollo, which celebrated 25 years of its premier hospital in Jubilee Hills on Tuesday, had launched a special programme for school kids to mark the occasion. Under the initiative called Healthy Schools, Apollo Hospitals will conduct health check-up for students, maintain their health records and provide health education for Rs 200 per students. Besides, each student will get free treatment worth Rs 50,000.

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