The Apollo journey commenced with a dream so powerful that it transformed the medical landscape in South Asia. The dream nurtured and grew with Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, the founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, who translated this vision into a reality. Apollo Hospitals started as a 150-bed hospital in Chennai, Southern India in 1983, amid much scepticism. India in the early 1980s was not the easiest place for a private enterprise. Today, with 10,000 beds, 54hospitals, and 4,000 consultants in 50 specialties, it is no surprise that Apollo is Asia’s largest healthcare provider.
The other companies in the Apollo Group engaged in similar lines of business are - Deccan Hospitals at Hyderabad and the Indian Hospitals Corporation, which renders consultancy services for setting up and managing health care services.