Apollo Hospitals launches world class healthcare facility at Visakhaptnam Health City!

April 29,  17.55 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Apollo Hospitals launches world class healthcare facility at Visakhaptnam Health City!

Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, briefing media about the launch of Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam at Health City, Arilova, on Friday at Vizag, as (L-R) Dr Sandeep. C, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, AP, TS & Odisha; Ms A. Jhansi Laxmi, GM, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam & Dr Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals, look on.

Apollo Hospitals launches world class healthcare facility at Visakhaptnam Health City!

Visakhapatnam, April 29th, 2016: Apollo Hospitals Group announced the launch of its latest and most modern healthcare facility - Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam at the Health City, Arilova. Speaking to media at a press conference here on Friday, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, the world class facility will be formally inaugurated by Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at 5.30 pm on Saturday 30th April, 2016.

The Apollo Hospitals, Health City, Arilova, built at a cost of Rs 150 cr., and located on a sprawling eight acre expanse in a health friendly pollution free lush green environment is the latest and one of the finest additions to the Apollo Hospitals Group. The hospital staffed with eminent specialists and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offers multi disciplinary high-end tertiary care.

Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, will offer healthcare services on par with the best in the country. The establishing of this modern hospital addresses the long felt healthcare void in the city and the region and will now start attracting patients from neighboring regions and states. Apollo's tried and tested protocols will bring about a marked change in the healthcare delivery and set new benchmarks in patient experience for the region, says Dr Prathap Reddy.

In 6 months time we will expand further at Visakhapatnam by adding a state of the art 100 bedded cancer hospital. He said in Andhra Pradesh we have hospitals at Kakinada, Nellore and Visakhapatnam, we plan to do more. We will be having a hospital between Vijayawada and Amaravati on the highway, hoping to get clearance in a month's time. It will be a 300 bedded hospital, with a proposed investment of Rs 200 crs, which again depends on the permission given, we are all set and it will be ready in no time once the permission is given. There is great need for cancer hospitals in the country, the requirement for LINAC machines for treating cancer in the country is 2000, while we have only 200. Dr Reddy said all Apollo cancer hospitals will be connected.

Currently seven of our hospitals have TrueBeam - an advanced radio therapy, and will install nine more TrueBeams in various hospitals, off which two will be in the Cancer hospital being constructed at Vishakapatnam. We are bringing the first Proton therapy - a highly advanced radiotherapy, machine in whole of Asia, to Chennai. We currently have 11 cancer hospitals and will add 9 more in the next two years. In North East we will be starting a 150 bedded hospital at Guwahati and will add further 95 beds in second stage. We have plans for expansion but land is becoming more and more expensive, Government is not doing to healthcare sector what it did for IT, he said.

Apollo Hospital is rated the best where ever it is. We have overtaken Mayo in multi-organ transplants, with the largest transplant program in the world. WHO and World Economic Forum have predicted a huge threat from Non Communicable diseases or Lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart problems, cancer etc. Every year 36 mn people are estimated to die due because of these and most of them will be young people, in productive age, mostly from underdeveloped countries, which will be very hard on these countries and a huge loss to economy and family. In all our hospitals 15% - 20% patients are from overseas, it's a matter of great pride Dr Reddy added.

The 250 bedded super specialty Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam has ultra modern laboratory facilities and latest modalities for imaging and diagnostics, some of which are available for the first time in this part of the country. The six, state-of-the-art Modular Operation Theatres with laminar airflow, equipped with the latest medical technology, completely aseptic ensure near zero infection environment. The 24 X 7 fully functional emergency, critical care and trauma care at the hospital is geared to meet all medical emergencies. The latest generation equipment with cutting edge technology at the hospital include latest Flat Panel Digital Cath-lab, Modular Operation Theatres, 1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 Slice CT Scan, a fully Automated Laboratory and the first 3D OCT in Andhra Pradesh.

Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, will provide comprehensive range of services in major specialities including Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacements, Emergency & Critical Care services, General Medicine, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Nephrology & 24x7 Dialysis, Urology, Neurology, Neuro-Surgery, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Pulmonology, Medical & Surgical Gastroenterology, Anaesthesiology, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Radiology, Pathology, Organ Transplant (Live and Cadaver), Medical Oncology & Surgical Oncology etc. Each of these departments is led by expert doctors with a number of years of experience and manned by specially trained patient-care staff who provide tender loving care round-the-clock.

This new hospital will not only cater to the needs of patients from Andhra Pradesh, but will have a footprint across Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Odisha.