Founder Chairman – Apollo Hospitals
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, is widely credited as being the architect of modern Indian healthcare. His vision of bringing world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions of patients was the genesis of Apollo Hospitals.
The first Apollo opened its doors in 1983, and foreshowed the private healthcare revolution in the nation.
Apollo Hospitals introduced international quality healthcare to India, at a cost which was a tenth of comparable costs in the Western world. This was Apollo’s first act of social responsibility and the Group has stayed true for over three decades. The business model designed by him was inherently scalable, replicable, and sustainable. Dr. Reddy’s vision, acumen and ideal of uncompromised quality motivated numerous individuals in India and across the world to set forth, emulate the model and taking high quality medical care closer to their patients.
1. Under the headship of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the Apollo Hospitals Group has touched over 45 million lives, and has emerged as Asia’s foremost and trusted integrated healthcare provider.
2. He has been instrumental in pioneering several gamechanging innovations in Indian healthcare like clinical excellence, inclusive insurance, telemedicine, preventive health checks, among several others.
3. As a champion of the powerful premise that ‘Life is Priceless’, Dr. Reddy has been a tireless crusader against the menace of Non Communicable Diseases, a dark cloud of ill-health looming over India.
4. For his immense contribution to the health and healthcare of India, the nation has honoured Dr. Prathap C Reddy with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award