Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, which was recently recognised as the most trusted hospital in the specialisation of cardiology in Kolkata in the Trusted Hospital 2016 Survey by Reader’s Digest Magazine, organised a special oath taking programme on the occasion of World Heart day.
Attended by Sameehg Doutie, Stephen Paul Pearson, Debjit Majumder and Juan Belencoso – star players from team Atlético de Kolkata, the event saw a public reaffirmation of some key health steps that can help overcome the challenge of heart diseases.
Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, the assembled players from Atlético, and other dignitaries signed pledges to adopt a balanced diet, embrace an active lifestyle, quit tobacco, stay happy and get a periodic heart check.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rupali Basu observed: “Globally, cardiovascular diseases result in around 18 million deaths every year – about a third of the worldwide mortality figures according to the WHO. The prevalence of these diseases appear to be concentrated in the middle and low income countries, with India leading the list with over two million lives every year. We at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata are taking significant steps to combat this challenge in the eastern part of the country, and with the introduction of newer detection, treatment and management solutions and methodologies will surely help reverse the trend for a healthier life.”
In 1983, that Dr Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries.
Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program having conducted over 1,500 solid organ transplants in 2014-15 alone.
Now, as Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,100 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches panning the length and breadth of the Country. As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, 12 plus medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.