Achievement: Founder of the Apollo Hospital Group
Dr. Pratap Reddy is the founder of the Apollo Hospital Group, India's
first corporate hospital group. He revolutionized the whole health care
scenario of India and inspired others to follow the suit. Today, India
has over 750 corporate hospitals all over the country.
Dr. Pratap Reddy came to India after serving as the Chief Resident of
the Worcenter City Hospital in the
US to start his practice in Madras with a modest earning of Rs 100/- per
day. The idea to establish Apollo Group of Hospitals came when Dr. Reddy
lost a patient who couldn't make it to Texas for an open heart surgery.
This inspired Dr. Pratap Reddy to create world-class medical
infrastructure in India and make it more accessible and affordable to
common people. Dr. Reddy's efforts bore fruit when he succeeded in
setting up the first center of the Apollo Hospitals Group in Chennai in
Dr, Pratap Reddy soon followed this with India 's first hospital
consultancy body - the Indian Hospitals Corporation - and commissioned
two more Tertiary Care Centers in India. Since its inception, Apollo has
demonstrated that Indian skills are equivalent to the best centers in
the world and has produced world-class results in the most complicated
Cadaver Transplant. Today, the Apollo Hospitals Group has over 22
centers in major cities in India and a combined turnover of over US $
Dr Reddy is now spreading Apollo Hospitals Group to other parts of
Asia. The group opened its first clinic in Dubai in March 1999 and is
coming up with projects in Sri Lanka, Africa, Bangladesh, and Oman. Dr.
Reddy is currently looking at secondary health centers in semi urban and
smaller cities and has already identified 23 sites for the purpose.
Dr. Pratap Reddy's latest initiatives are "Med Varsity"-a
virtual medical university providing total access to experts in the
field of medicine anywhere in the world- and "MEDNET" -
Hospital Systems Management package. Both the initiatives are expected
to transform health care sector in India.