Apollo Hospitals

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Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
Apollo Hospitals
Founded1983; 38 years ago (1983)
FoundersPrathap C. Reddy[1]
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu,
Areas served
South Asia, Middle East
Key people
ProductsHospitals, pharmacy, diagnostic centres
RevenueIncrease 11,273 crore (US$1.6 billion) (2020)[2]
Increase 1,192 crore (US$170 million) (2020)[2]
Increase 434 crore (US$61 million) (2020)[2]
Total assetsIncrease 11,338 crore (US$1.6 billion) (2020)[2]
Total equityIncrease 3,266 crore (US$460 million) (2020)[2]
Number of employees
62,939 (2020)[2]

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited is an Indian multinational hospital chain headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded by Prathap C. Reddy in 1983 as the first corporate healthcare provider in India. Several of the Apollo's hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation by the America-based Joint Commission International (JCI) [3][4] as well as 13 NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers hospitals.[5] In addition to providing hospitals, Apollo has developed services in telemedicine, after starting a pilot project in 2000 at Aragonda, Prathap Reddy's home village.[6] Apollo signed an MoU with Health Education England in April 2017 to provide a large number of doctors to fill vacancies in the English National Health Service.[7]


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

Apollo Pharmacy was started in 1987.[8] It is with over 4000+ outlets in over 21 states.[9]

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.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Our Experienced Management Team - Apollo Hospitals Group".
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. Financial Statements". moneycontrol.com.
  3. ^ "Accreditation for 3 Apollo Hospital branches". The Hindu. 10 May 2006. Archived from the original on 28 June 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Joint Commission International Organizations". JCI. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Appolo Hospitals accreditation". NABH.
  6. ^ "Telemedicine puts AP village on health map". The Indian Express. 7 September 2005. accessed at "Archived copy". Inia Empored. Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 11 November 2006
  7. ^ "NHS to recruit Indian doctors to plug gaps in GP services". The Daily Telegraph. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Apollo Pharmacy, India's largest retail pharmacy chain". Bio Voice. 2 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Apollo Pharmacy opens 3,000th outlet". Business Standard. 31 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Apollo Hospitals acquires Hetero Pharmacy assets for Rs 146 cr". Business Standard. 17 September 2014.

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