In line with its philosophy of providing affordable healthcare to all sections of society with compassion and care, the Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest hospital chain across India, is setting up its 65th hospital in Navi Mumbai.
Explaining the rationale behind this move, Dr Narendra Trivedi, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai said, Navi Mumbai is fast developing, and patients sometimes have to go to Mumbai and Pune for their healthcare needs. Looking at the need to minimise travel, as time is critical to save life, the upcoming hospital will also cater to Panvel, Taloja, Raigad and surrounding areas.
Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai will be a 500 bedded multi specialty, tertiary care hospital with state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge technology. Its strategic location close to the Mumbai-Pune expressway will enable it to provide emergency medical services of the highest quality in case of road accidents, thanks to its 17 bedded emergency ward, 120 bedded ICU, and round the clock emergency physicians in the premises.
Spread over a 5,00,000 square feet area, Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai will house 57 specialties with more than 200 specialists, more than 450 operational beds and 14 operation theatres. The hospital will have ample parking space that can house about 350 vehicles. It will provide a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients.
In July 2005, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi, became the first hospital in India and the 6th in Asia to be accredited by JCI, USA. Today the Apollo Hospitals Group boasts of 6 JCI, USA accreditations for its hospitals in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Dhaka, Bengaluru and Kolkata, the largest number of such accreditations to be awarded to any Indian chain of hospitals.
Paula Wilson, CEO, JCI, USA said: JCI accreditation is the international gold standard for hospitals. Accreditation is awarded after the hospital has met all of our standards. Our standards require a comprehensive quality plan, strong infection control practices, patient centered care, strong leadership as well as many other activities to improve the quality and safety of care.
Dr Preetha Reddy, utive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group, shared her commitment to clinical excellence, We have transformed the Indian healthcare landscape. From humble beginnings we are now a force to reckon with. Inspired and guided by my father Dr Prathap C Reddy, the pioneer of corporatized healthcare in India, we will be expanding to countries neighbouring India and the African subcontinent. I am particularly excited about our focus in areas of global clinical trials, hospitals in semi urban India, etc.
Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, Apollo Hospitals has always believed in delivering the best care to its patients. We have continually worked to improve quality through accreditation, development of the Apollo Quality program and our outcomes dashboard. Our value proposition defines our brand. We have touched 42 million lives in 121 countries.
Dr Narendra Trivedi, CEO, Apollo Hospital Navi Mumbai, thanked all the representatives from the media for their presence.