Kalyan Pothina, Head of Procurement, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited
Counted among the finest healthcare providers, Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL) is today one of the leading players in retail healthcare segment in India. With over 400 customer touch points in 17 states across the country, AHLL operates in a range of formats including Apollo Clinic, Apollo Sugar, Apollo Diagnostics, Apollo White Dental, Apollo Cradle and Apollo Spectra Hospitals. It brings healthcare of international standards to the reach of every individual. In 2017, AHLL is set to expand and strengthen its network.
The recent investment of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in AHLL will be used to strengthen AHLL’s industry position and will address issues of access, quality, and affordability of healthcare across the country.
In next 5 years, AHLL aims at developing a network that expands in four distinct formats: Apollo Clinic - in the next few years will see a number of launches as the format is set to expand substantially. Our pathology network, Apollo Diagnostics will be launched in many more cities across the country. We will fortify our strength by more than doubling our network. We will implement high-quality diagnostics that caters to people of all age groups. Apollo Diagnostics which currently function with 35 labs and 300 collection points will grow to 100 labs and over 1000 collection points nationally. We intend to initiate our third level of expansion with Apollo Cradle, our Woman and Child specialty healthcare hospital by spreading its footprint in different cities with over 20 Centres. With Apollo Sugar, our diabetes clinics which works on the principles of matching excellence with customer empathy, we aspire to grow from the existing 44 clinics to over 150 clinics in the next few years.
Recognizing the need to develop new and innovative healthcare delivery models, we are also working on digital clinic formats. AHLL will continue to expand through both organic and inorganic initiatives. Being the leading player in retail healthcare, we have economies of scale & best in class practices across all our functional areas. Backed by the strong legacy of Apollo, that has been built over the years, we push ourselves to go beyond the expectations of the Patients we serve and the Doctors that work with us.