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). as well as 13 NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers hospitals.
The group has developed services in telemedicine, after starting a pilot project in 2000 at Aragonda, Prathap Reddy's home village.
The organisation signed a â€˜memorandum of understandingâ€™ with Health Education England in April 2017 to provide a large number of doctors to fill vacancies in the English National Health Service.
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, a unit of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise is India's first and largest branded pharmacy network, with over 3000 plus outlets in over 18 states.
Apollo Pharmacy was started in 1987 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.