Visakhapatnam, April 30th, 2016: The most modern and world class healthcare facility from Apollo Hospitals Group – Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, was formally inaugurated by Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at the Health City, Arilova on Saturday 30th April, 2016. Also present on the occasion were, Shri Ayyannapatrudu C., Hon’ble Panchayat Raj, RWS, NREGS Minister, AP; Shri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble HRD Minister, AP; Shri Palle Raghunath Reddy, IT Minister, AP; Shri T. Subbarami Reddy, Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha); Shri Avanti Srinivas, MP, Anakaapalli; Smt Lalam Bhavani Bhaskar, Chairperson, Zilla Parishad, Visakhapatnam; Shri Ramakrishna Babu Velagapudi, Hon’ble MLA, Visakhapatnam East; Dr Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group; Ms Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals; Dr Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals & Dr Sandeep C., CEO – AP, TS, Odisha, Apollo Hospitals.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Chandrababu Naidu said, this is one of the best hospitals in the country and will make Visakhapatnam a medical tourism destination by attracting foreign patients. People used to worry about our educated going abroad, the brain drain phenomenon, but see someone like Dr Prathap Reddy despite being successful abroad, came back and set up 60 hospitals in India, brought best healthcare within the reach of our people and now he brought the very best hospital in the country with superior technology to Visakhapatnam. He said Vizag is a happening city, it has sea, beautiful beaches, hills and above all nice and hard working people, therefore we are working towards making Vizag a Health, Educational, Financial, Tourism hub. We will have 28 hospitals here off which 15 have started work, by one year they will be functional. We will have VIMS shortly and Tata Cancer Hospital too. These hospitals with the International airport coming up shortly, will attract patients from abroad, making Visakhapatnam the most attractive international medical tourism destination and that will enormously benefit the people and the city. I request Dr Prathap Reddy to invest and set up more hospitals in Navya Andhra Pradesh. Though there are several problems haunting our state, we are working hard to overcome them, center should help us and we also need to work hard to make our state developed and people prosperous, he said.
Dr Prathap C. Reddy speaking on the occasion said, we are extremely happy with this monumental hospital – Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, which offers care on par with what is available anywhere in the world. Every single technology available here is 2016 technology. Every single specialty is available here, except cancer care, which will also be ready in 6 months, that will enable the hospital to give unmatched care in all disciplines. This hospital is poised to do much better than any hospital and will attract international patients, he said.
Shri Subbarami Reddy said, the contribution of Dr Prathap C. Reddy to the nation and its people is phenomenal, he inspired several other doctors to set up hospitals across the country, bringing best medical care within the reach of our people. Today he brought to Vizag a truly worldclass medical facility. Our CM Chandrababu Naidu was the architect of Hitech City and Gachibowli in Hyderabad and he has to be appreciated for the global acclaim he brought to Hyderabad. Irrespective of our political affiliations, we have to support him for the work he is doing for our capital, by seeking the help of Singapore.
Ms Sangita Reddy said, this is the 60th Hospital of Apollo Group. This city which suffered due to Hudhud toofan, has been truly transformed from a city of disaster to a city of Destination within a short duration and the Hon’ble CM Shri Chandrababu Naidu deserves kudos for the same. Sixteen years back we started our first hospital here at Visakhapatnam, since then the people of the city trusted us and we promise to continue to live up to their trust, we will replicate the culture, care and sentiment with which we started our first hospital in Chennai, in the hospital at Vizag too.
The Apollo Hospitals, Healthcity, 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.
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 specialties including Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics & Joint Replacements, Emergency & Critical Care services, General Medicine, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Nephrology & 24×7 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.
About Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam
Apollo Hospitals, which began its operations in Visakhapatnam in the year 1999 through its specialty Heart care and Kidney Care hospital, has since transformed the healthcare scenario of the region and has firmly placed Visakhapatnam on the healthcare map of India. Back then it was the first facility of its kind in coastal Seemandhra. The hospital is equipped with some of the most advanced facilities in the world and eminent consultants in several medical specialties and super specialties. The hospital has several notable accomplishments to its name. It was the first hospital in coastal Seemandhra to have a fully digital cardiac Catheterization lab. It pioneered several procedures and surgeries in this region such as Angioplasty and Stenting, CABG, Total Arterial Revascularization, Beating heart surgery by using modern stabilization techniques, Complex Congenital heart surgeries, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries. The hospital holds the record of performing the maximum number of Dialysis and Kidney Transplantations in coastal Seemandhra.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes more than 10000 beds across 65 Hospitals, 2000 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia.
In a rare honor, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 30 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.