Dr Prathap C. Reddy
Someone who has spent his entire life in order to create a better and more secure tomorrow for people across the globe is someone who is ought to be held in the highest of regards. Prathap C. Reddy, a compassionate humanitarian, dedicated to bringing world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions of patients, is the chairman of one of the world’s most respected names when it comes to healthcare – Apollo Hospitals. Nominated by ‘Business India’ as one of the top-50 personalities who have made a difference to the country in the fifty years since Independence, Dr Reddy has transformed the way the whole country looks at healthcare. Starting from a 150-bedded hospital in 1983, the group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, clinical services and cutting-edge research.
With a capacity of over 8500 beds across 50 hospitals at culturally diverse locations in India and overseas, over 4000 top-class clinicians and a total employee strength of more than 65,000 professionals, the Apollo Hospitals is one of the largest hospital groups in the world and has been consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals for advanced medical services. These hospitals have served over 26 million patients from 120 countries, with seven of the hospitals having the prestigious JCI accreditation. His contributions to the emergence of the private healthcare sector and his role in bringing about several regulatory changes relating to licensing, import restrictions, organ transplantation, etc. won him the Padma Bhushan Award in 1991. A recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rotary International and also from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Association of Surgeons of India, Dr Reddy has created a place for himself and remains a force to reckon in times to come.
In 1991, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the emergence of the private healthcare sector and his role in bringing about several regulatory changes. The Government of India honoured the pioneering spirit of the Apollo Hospitals with the release of a postage stamp in November 2009. He was also awarded the Alexandria – Frost & Sullivan 2010 India Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award.
A compassionate humanitarian, dedicated to bringing world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions of patients best describes Dr Prathap C. Reddy.