Apollo Hospitals Wins The − "India's Most Preferred Hospital" − Viewer's Choice Award
Apollo Hospitals won "India's most preferred Hospital - The Viewer's Choice Awards" in 'India Healthcare Awards 2010' conducted by ICICI Lombard General Insurance, India's largest private sector general insurer and CNBC-TV18, India's biggest business medium.
- (1888PressRelease) December 29, 2010 - Mumbai - These awards are a first-of-its-kind in the country that recognizes and honors the best medical service providers in India. The winners were felicitated at a gala awards ceremony in Mumbai by Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, Honorable Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare.
India Healthcare Awards 2010 received an overwhelming response with around 2000 applicants from India's biggest hospitals from all parts of the country. The best hospitals were chosen based on a robust three phased research methodology commissioned by CNBC-TV18, sponsored by ICICI Lombard Health Insurance and conducted by IMRB International, pioneers of Indian market research who were also the knowledge partners for these awards.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai also won the second runner up for India's Best Multi Specialty hospital. The jury members who judged the winning entries were Mr. Vaidheesh A, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India; Dr. Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Asian Heart Institute; Mr. Kewal Handa, Managing Director, Pfizer Limited, India; Mr. D. G. Shah, Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance and Co-Chairman, National Pharmaceuticals Committee, FICCI; Mr. Gautam Kumra, Director, Mckinsey & Company; Dr. R. D. Lele, Head of Dept. Nuclear Medicine, Leelavati Hospital and Dr. S. K. Sarin, Director Indian Medical Council.
About Apollo Hospitals
In 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India. An integrated healthcare company, the Apollo Hospitals Group has over 8,500 beds across 50 hospitals, more than 1200 pharmacies and 100 diagnostic clinics, medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services, and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, the Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges.
These accomplishments have earned Apollo Hospitals Group accolades such as the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a health care organization. Apollo, for over 26 years, has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting edge research. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services.