Apollo Remote healthcare a subsidiary of Apollo group has recently received the ‘Best Public Health Initiative’ award at the Healthcare Leadership Awards 2017, held at Mumbai. The award was presented by Professor Indira Parekh, Antardisha, Mr Nurul Islam Nahid and the Honourable Education Minister of Bangladesh.
Apollo Remote healthcare had taken several initiatives to promote the well-being of the people in rural India.Its most significant step in this direction is to partner with the Seemandhra government in a public-private partnership, to aid in the ‘Mukhyamantri Aaarogya Kendram’ scheme, undertaken by the chief minister of the state and digitize 164 Urban Primary Healthcare Centers (UPHC). In other words, patients share their medical records digitally with the doctors in the healthcare centers and are also able to get medical assistance via the telephone in what is known as telemedicine services. Being present at the healthcare center or carrying a hard copy of the prescription is no longer required thanks to e-UPHCs.
The first center of Mukhyamantri Aaarogya Kendram (MAK) was inaugurated on 30/09/2016 at New Raja Rajeswari Peta, Vijaywada. The Honorable State Health Minister, Shri Kamineni Srinivas, Ms Sangita Reddy, JMD at Apollo Hospitals Group, Mr Vikram Thaploo, CEO of Apollo TeleHealth Services and other government officials inaugurated the first center of MAK.
Apollo Remote healthcare provided its first telemedicine services in 2000 at Dr Prathap C. Reddy’s hometown. Patients are now able to consult with specialist doctors such as Cardiologists, Orthopedics, Endocrinologists and General Medicine, working for Apollo Hospitals, remotely through telemedicine services. Apollo Hospitals has screened over 85,000 patients so far using its telemedicine services. The goal of Apollo Remote healthcare is to partner with the state government on schemes such as MAK and provide quality healthcare for all with the help of technological innovations. Apollo Hospitals has provided services like immunization of children and pregnant women and laboratory screening of old people. Listed below are some of the testimonials from patients:
Apollo Remote Healrhcare aims to serve families which are below and close to the poverty line in the towns and villages of Seemandhra. The main motivebehind this partnership with the state government is to serve the people of Seemandhra and not profit. The hospital looks to repeat its success in Telangana in the other Indian states as well. This is truly a noble initiative taken by Apollo Hospitals and is worth praising. They truly deserve the ‘Best Public Health Initiative’ award. – Indian CEO