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Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd
Apollo Hospitals
Traded asBSE508869
Founded1983; 37 years ago (1983)
FounderPrathap C. Reddy Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Areas served
South Asia, Middle East
ProductsHospitals, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Centre
Revenue6,058 crore (US$850 million) (2016)[1]
331 crore (US$46 million) (2016)[1]
Number of employees
43,557 (2016)[1]
Websitewww.apollohospitals.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited is an Indian hospital chain based in Chennai, India. It was founded by Dr Prathap C. Reddy in 1983 as the first corporate health care in India. Several of the group's hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation by America-based Joint Commission International (JCI).[2][3] as well as 13 NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers hospitals.[4]

The group has developed services in telemedicine, after starting a pilot project in 2000 at Aragonda, Prathap Reddy's home village.[5]

Apollo Hospitals in Visakhapatnam

The organisation signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with Health Education England in April 2017 to provide a large number of doctors to fill vacancies in the English National Health Service.[6]

The organisation is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE508869) and the National Stock Exchange (NSEAPOLLOHOSP).


It was founded by Dr Prathap C. Reddy in 1983 as the first corporate health care in India. The first branch at Chennai was inaugurated by President of India Zail Singh.

Apollo Pharmacy[edit]

Apollo Pharmacy, a unit of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise is India's first and largest branded pharmacy network, with over 3000 plus outlets in over 18 states.[7]

Apollo Pharmacy was started in 1987.[8]

Hyderabad-based pharmacy chain Hetero Med Solutions Ltd (HMSL) was acquired by Apollo Pharmacy (Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd) in 2014. HMSL had around 320 stores across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.[9]

Apollo White Dental[edit]

Apollo White Dental is a brand owned by Alliance Dental Care which is a joint venture between Apollo Hospitals and Trivitron Healthcare, a medical technology and equipment provider in India.[10][11] The dental chain has over 75 centers in 18 cities across India and 7-star dental Spas at six major cities in India.[12]

Ask Apollo[edit]

In 2015, Apollo Hospitals introduced its digital platform, Ask Apollo. The platform provides remote healthcare services.[13] The platform connects patients with doctors remotely and provides services like consultation with doctors via video, voice calls and email. Apollo developed the platform in partnership with the Hyderabad-based emergency and healthcare management services firm, HealthNet Global and Vidyo.[14]

In July 2016, Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Africa signed a contract to launch Ask Apollo in Kenya.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Apollo Hospitals Enterprises. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ Accreditation for 3 Apollo Hospital branches, The Hindu, 10 May 2006 accessed at [1] 11 Nov 2006
  3. ^ http://www.jointcommissioninternational.org/about-jci/jci-accredited-organizations/
  4. ^ http://nabh.co/frmViewAccreditedHosp.aspx
  5. ^ Telemedicine puts AP village on health map, The Indian Express, 7 September 2005 accessed at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 11 Nov 2006
  6. ^ "NHS to recruit Indian doctors to plug gaps in GP services". Daily Telegraph. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ Apollo Pharmacy opens 3,000th outlet, Business Standard, 31 Mar 2018 accessed at [2]
  8. ^ Apollo Pharmacy, India’s largest retail pharmacy chain, Bio Voice, 2 April 2018 accessed at [3]
  9. ^ Apollo Hospitals acquires Hetero Pharmacy assets for Rs 146 cr, Business Standard, 17 September 2014 accessed at [4]
  10. ^ Trivitron, Apollo In Dental JV; To Raise Rs 75Cr In PE Funding, VC Circle, 14 October 2011 accessed at [5]
  11. ^ Apollo Hospitals issues letter of comfort for Alliance Dental, Economic Times, 23 February 2016 accessed at [6]
  12. ^ "SBI, Apollo Hospitals launch Apollo SBI Card", Bio Spectrum India, 27 September 2018 accessed at [7]
  13. ^ "Apollo Hospitals makes online medical consultancy viable with Ask Apollo". TechSpirit. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  14. ^ Bhardwaj, Mamta (15 October 2015). "Apollo goes digital, launches Ask Apollo for remote patient care". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  15. ^ Somasekhar, M (12 July 2016). "Apollo inks deals with Kenya in healthcare". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 16 December 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rama V. Baru, Privatisation and corporatisation, 2000:paper 489, Seminar Publications, New Delhi, accessed at [8] 11 November 2006

External links[edit]

Apollo Hospitals Official Website