Prathap C. Reddy is the founder of the Apollo Hospitals Group. It is the first chain of hospitals in India. He is known for one of the bestIndian entrepreneur and cardiologist. He is an inspiration for the health care scenario of India. Now, India has over 750 corporate hospitals all over the country.
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Life of Mr. Reddy
Pratap was born in 1933 at Aragonda in Madras presidency. He started his career working as the Chief Resident of the Worcester City Hospital in the US. During this period, Pratap lost a patient who could not make it to Texas for an open heart surgery. By this he was inspired of creating a world-class medical infrastructure in India. Hence, he had a thought of starting the Apollo Group of Hospitals. He made it more accessible and affordable to common people. He started his practicein Madras with a modest earning of ₹100/- per day.


In the year 1983, he succeeded in establishing the Apollo Hospitals Group in Chennai. He then followed this with India’s first hospital consultancy body which is known as the Indian Hospitals Corporation – and commissioned two more Tertiary Care Centers in India. This proved that Indian skills are equivalent to the best centers in the world and has produced world-class results in the most complicated Cadaver Transplant systems. Apollo contains more than 20 centersin major cities in India. Its net worth is about $ 100 million. Pratap is now focused on setting up Apollo Hospitals Group to other parts of Asia. In the year 1999, Apollo opened its first clinic in Dubai. The upcoming project consists of Sri Lanka, Africa, Bangladesh, and Oman.
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Pratap is now aiming for secondary health centers in semi urban and smaller cities. His initiatives include Med Varsity which is a virtual medical university providing total access to experts in the field of medicine anywhere in the world. Another includes MEDNET which is a Hospital Systems Management package. In 2009, the Government of India honors Apollo Hospitals with a Commemorative Postage Stamp. He has introduced the success of telemedicine and innovative insurance in Aragonda which is the world’s first V-SAT enabled village in remote Seemandhra validates the concept of ‘Healthcare for All’.


He introduced the innovative insurance projectat a cost of Rs.1 a day in his village. The project was adopted in multiple ways across the country. He also started the NATHEALTH which is the Healthcare Federation of India.It embodies the collaborative power of Indian healthcare stakeholders in their mission to address the urgent priorities and redefine the healthcare ecosystem of the nation. As a philanthropist, he introduced social initiatives that helped transcend barriers and a notable example is the Save a Child’s Heart Initiative that is addressing the widespread issue of congenital heart disease in India.
Pratap has four daughters who work for the Apollo Hospital chain.
Awards
In 1991, he was conferred with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
In 1993, He was presented the Mother St.Teresa’sCitizen of the Year award
In 1997, he was listed in the Business India Top 50 personalities
In 1998, he received the Sir NilrattanSircar Memorial Oration (JIMA) award for specialty care.
In 2000, he was conferred with Fellowship Ad Hominem by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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In 2001, he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year awardby Ernst & Young.
In 2002, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hospimedica International
In 2004, he was presented the Franchise Award for Excellence in Business Development
In 2005, he was conferred with the Asia Pacific Bio leadership Award by the Marshall School of Business
In 2006, he received the Modern Medicare Excellence Award by the ICICI Group.
In 2010, he was conferred with the Padma Vibhushan by the government of India.
In 2013, he was presented the NDTV Indian Lifetime Achievement Award and Asian Business Leaders Lifetime Achievement award by CNBC TV18.

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