Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Apollo Hospitals in Lucknow
February 24, 2019, National: Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. (BSE: 508869 / NSE: APOLLOHOSP), Asia’s foremost and trusted healthcare group today announced the inauguration of the new 330-bed Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital in Lucknow by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Also present on this momentous occasion were the Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik; Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh; Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Dinesh Sharma; Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi; Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Legislative, Justice, Conventional Energy Sources, Political Pension, Shri Brajesh Pathak; along with Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group and Dr. Sushil Gattani, Founder & Co-Chairman, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital.
Inaugurating the hospital, the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind saidthat Apollomedics hospital which is now in Lucknow is equipped with the most modern hi-tech healthcare facilities. He said that the new super-specialty hospital will prove to be a great healthcare asset as it will offer prompt and high-quality treatment to a large number of people in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh. The government has given priority to provide modern healthcare to the people, especially the poor and middle class. Along with state governments, the Centre is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare all over the country. Because of policy interventions, the government is moving towards a situation where good healthcare is provided to the poor and middle class without their having to pay unnecessary costs.
The Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital with advanced infrastructure and the best in class medical equipment will deliver world-class services and provide a major boost to the health infrastructure of the state. Located in the heart of Lucknow, the super-speciality hospital will provide tertiary care across 10 Centres of Excellence with more than 30 specialties spearheaded by internationally trained doctors. A noteworthy feature is that 110 beds amongst the 330 beds are dedicated exclusively for critical care.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik welcomed Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital in Lucknow and expressed happiness that this hospital is now ready to serve the people of Uttar Pradesh. He lauded the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for his contributions to the development of the country. He said that the hospital is set to cater to lakhs of patients in Lucknow and cities which border the region. The people of Uttar Pradesh, over many decades, have been seeking Apollo’s services in Delhi and other states. Their continued faith and trust in the high quality of care is greatly valued and it is expected that they will expand their footprints in the region with medical services in the state.
The Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital will provide round the clock diagnostic, curative, preventive and rehabilitative care across specialities through Centres of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Oncology, Neuro Sciences, Gastro Sciences, Renal Sciences, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Critical Care and 24X7 Trauma Care. Apollo Hospitals will utilise its expertise to introduce new services and offerings built on its deep domain expertise.
The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh said thatApollomedics Super Speciality Hospital will prove to be a model for other hospitals in the city. The healthcare facility is open to all patients not only for Lucknow, but also from across Uttar Pradesh, and from other countries as well. With Apollomedics in the city, Lucknow is set to become an important centre for quality treatment and cancer related ailments. Talking about the medical tourism, Shri Rajnath Singh said that India has become one of the major destination, and private hospitals have played an important role to promote medical tourism. He said the Government is also constantly working to make healthcare affordable and available to all the people of the country with Ayushman Bharat scheme where Rs.5 lakhs cover has been provided to each family for the medical treatment.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “In our endeavour to bring the finest healthcare services to the people of India, we at Apollo have always relentlessly pursued going closer to our patients, which is the reason why we established 71 hospitals across the country. Over the decades many patients of Uttar Pradesh treated at Apollo Hospitals in other cities expressed their wish that we bring our service to the heartland of India, i.e. Uttar Pradesh. With the launch of Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital in Lucknow, our 72nd hospital, I am happy that we are now able to go even closer to the people of the state with the best in class health care services they can look forward to.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Suneetha Reddy, Chairperson, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital said, “In modern times, Uttar Pradesh has become a bellwether of the mood of the nation. The development of Uttar Pradesh, and its social and economic prosperity, is in the interest of every citizen of this country, because when Uttar Pradesh does well, India does well. That is why we are excited to inaugurate Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital in Lucknow, in partnership with some of the finest clinicians in this part of the country. It will serve patients across 30 specialities, and is equipped with cutting-edge technology and treatment protocols.”
The Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital has world class equipment that includes MRI, Pet-scan, Tru-beam LINAC, 128 slice CT scan, cardiac and neuro-cath lab with state of the art laboratories and emergency facilities. The Hospital provides 24*7 round-the-clock super speciality treatments with specialist doctors also available at night. Super speciality work, viz. cardiac care, cancer care, trauma care, orthopaedics, gastrosciences, kidney, critical care along with all other affiliated specialities and sub-specialities is the hallmark of Apollomedics.
Dr. Sushil Gattani, Founder & Co-Chairman, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital said, “This will be one of the largest hospitals in the city, and also one of the most advanced healthcare providers. Apollomedics has a dynamic team of highly experienced Doctors, Nurses and Paramedical technicians in place to ensure seamless delivery of medical excellence at every level of patient care. We hope to make quality healthcare more accessible in this part of the country so that people of Lucknow and nearby places do not need to travel to long distant cities for quality treatment.”