Apollo Hospitals Joins The Nation In Battle Against Covid-19

To meet this pandemic challenge, Apollo readied themselves with fortified artificial intelligence, using data from the 20 million preventive health checks

Building a Robust Future: The Imperative of R&D in Indian Healthcare and Medtech
Building a Robust Future: The Imperative of R&D in Indian Healthcare and Medtech

With the world facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. Apollo Hospitals is aiming at increasing the scope of digitisation and innovation with technologies such as telemedicine and digital healthcare powered by Artificial intelligence, Robotics and Automation coming to the fore.

The Apollo Hospitals Group in its battle against Covid-19 Pandemic designates 2,250+ beds for COVID care Project Kavach – an integrated and holistic plan to tackle Covid-19 Project Stay I services over 50,000 room nights, helps 1 million Covid-19 positive patients, prevents over 5 million infections

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The new financial year began with global healthcare services rising to the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. Economies faced financial upheavals due to business coming to a standstill as the world went into lockdown. During this time of global crisis, Apollo Hospitals has led from the front and demonstrated agility in continuing to serve both Covid and non Covid patients and ensuring an iron curtain between them.”

“Our technology as well as safety and infection control protocols are of international standards. As the nation begins unlocking, we are confident of weathering the initial setbacks that we faced due to the lockdowns. Our hospital operations, including surgical work, are showing good improvement in the last two months and we have, in addition to our work for Covid-19, also accelerated the work on other diseases, especially NCDs. We have also been able to successfully complete several transplants, which portends well for the future. Both the World Bank and the United Nations predicted that the second decade of the 21st century would see 80% of deaths coming from NCDs. For India, a majority of these deaths would occur in the 31-50 age group”, he added.

Digital healthcare app Apollo 24/7 had 3.27 million registered users at the 6th-month mark since launch, fastest by any Indian digital healthcare platform. Over 15.7 million COVID-19 risk scans completed. Partnerships with major telecom, banking, insurance and technology players to provide Apollo digital health access to 100 million Indians.

Supports Medical Council of India (MCI) and Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) to sensitize and train doctors around the country in deploying telehealth services.

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai receives accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), the country’s first dedicated advanced cancer centre to receive this international accreditation and the eighth hospital in the Group to join the portfolio of JCI accredited hospitals. Over 200 patients successfully treated so far, a large portion of them coming from the US, UK, Singapore and Australia.

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To meet this pandemic challenge, Apollo readied themselves with fortified artificial intelligence, using data from the 20 million preventive health checks so far, to provide a personalized health check called ProHealth, which will detect NCDs in time for lives to be saved.

For Diabetes, they have put in place a comprehensive condition management program throughout the country. For Heart, they are the only player to have completed over 1,90,000 heart surgeries and the highest number of Minimally Invasive and robotic surgeries.

With a strong team of expert clinicians in our 14 dedicated cancer hospitals, as well as the best technology to back them, including the state-of-the-art Proton Therapy with Pencil Beam technology. Apollo has a significant advantage over the rest of the world to save a large number of people, and provide relief to their families and to the country. Most importantly, it will help India save a large part of the estimated USD 4.8 Trillion that NCDs are expected to cost this decade.

The Apollo 24/7 app creating a trusted and curated network of doctors for the highest quality virtual consultation experience in India. Over 3500 Apollo Consultants and Partner doctors are on board. This use of technology allows them to remain a beacon of hope for those who need care, especially for their regular ailments, which can turn life-threatening if left unattended. On the pharmacy side, they… are building the fastest medicine delivery platform leveraging the existing formidable pharmacy chain presence across the country.

Apollo in its fight against communicable and non-communicable diseases remained committed, offer accessible and affordable world-class treatment at par with that available globally but at a fraction of the cost.

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