Our mission is to touch a billion lives. We strive to reach out to people from every walk of life and do our bit to help them stay healthy . Apart from the major social initiatives and programmes that Apollo hospitals has initiated, every individual hospital in the group does its bit for the community it serves . Every member of the Apollo family is committed to provide care and solace to the people in their location and in this section, we are proud to present the various community service events that take place in our hospitals.
Apollo Dil Ki Daud, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi- 2011
"Apollo Dil Ki Daud", a mini marathon organized by Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in support with the Billion Hearts Beating Campaign, in an endeavor to spread awareness about prevention of heart disease and to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 1000 people participated in the mini marathon supported by the Billion Hearts Beating Campaign.
The marathon was supported by Manish Chaudhury, President, Delhi University Student Union along with CWG wrestlers Rajv Tomar, Anuj Chaudhary & Jaiprakash Nath; famous swimmer Khajan Singh; singers Ashok Masti and Shankar Sahini who feel that there is a huge need for such events to generate awareness among the masses. 200 doctors and nurses from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals also ran for the cause.
Heart disease is the biggest killer in urban India today. It is estimated that 60% of the world's heart disease will belong to India (and Indians) in the near future. Indians are genetically prone to heart disease. Our sedentary and stressed modern lifestyle just multiplies the risk.In fact, an Indian is four times as likely to suffer from heart disease as compared to his Western counterpart. A heart attack also brings a lot of emotional turmoil for the family; it doesn't only affect the one who gets a heart attack.
Addressing this concern, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals brought together 1000 people from Sarita Vihar, Jasola Vihar, Sukhdev Vihar, Ashram, Friends Colony, New Friends Colony, Defence Colony, GK-I, Jamia, etc, motivating them throughout the marathon would be a team of doctors present, also participating to spread awareness on the need of a healthy heart.
"SAVE" India Campaign, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
Apollo launched its "SAVE" India Campaign. This is a comprehensive vascular screening progaramme to increase awareness about the ailments of stroke, aneurysm and vascular disease, evaluation to prevent disability or death due to stroke, aneurysm rupture or leg ulcers or gangrene.
Adoption of the Bhat Village, Gujarat, Apollo Hospitals Ahmedabad
Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad adopted the Bhat Village with a population of approximately 10,000, in Gujarat, and organized Health Cleanliness Programs and Health Awareness drive, all of which were extremely well received.
Apollo Life Saver Training Program, Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Apollo Hospitals Bangalore conducted the Apollo Life Saver Community Training Program with an objective to train one person in the family on Basic Life Support Systmes.
Annual Bhagidari Utsav, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi
The Annual Bhagidari Utsav celebrated 10 years of its formation and Apollo Hospitals Delhi was the only Corporate invited to participate. A large screening unit comprising of Cardiac and Internal Medicine consults, ECG, ECHO and basic check-ups (Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, height and weight). Over the space of two days, almost 2000 citizens of Delhi underwent the elaborate check-up. Approximately 15,000 visitors attended the Apollo stalls and about 1,800 visitors were screened.
"Plant a tree this monsoon" Campaign, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
In an endeavor to spread awareness about eco-friendly environment and to emphasize the importance of clean and green surroundings, on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi in support with the Green Leap Delhi Campaign planted 500 plants / saplings at the hospital on 27th July 2011 with Senior Team of the Apollo Hospital Management. This plantation drive was not about planting trees, but also aimed to bring people together and motivate the community to take necessary possible steps towards a healthy environment. Apollo Delhi has collaborated with Bhagidari to promote the noble cause.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi has always promoted steps towards healthy living. Green Leap Campaign is one such campaign with the objective to spread awareness and encourage positive action. Such plantation drives accelerate the awareness drive on sensitive environment issues and encourage healthy living.
Apollo First Aid Training programmes at Police Boys & Girls Clubs, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
The Police Boys & Girls Clubs (PBGC) operated in the slums of Chennai is a project initiated by the Government and Police department. There are 117 PBGCs which have their operations in close proximity to the police station. The Club consists of children from the underprivileged society. Apollo has offered First Aid Training sessions and has suggested that they first work in the North Zone locations of the city.The training have been completed in the following locations so far:
1.Tondiarpet on Sept 6 2012
2.Korrukkupet on Sept 8 2012
3.Washermanpet on Sept 13 2012
4.Seven Wells on Sept 15 2012.
Emergency Helpline Posters, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
In an initiative by the Commissioner of Police of Chennai to spread the awareness of Emergency Helpline, Apollo Hospitals played a major role in distributing two thousand Emergency Helpline posters, thousand each in English and Tamil, which will be displayed in schools, colleges, PBGCs and public places. The same was released by the Commissioner of Police on 15th September 2012.
Apollo Dil Ki Daud, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi - 2012
In association with the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals organised a 5-km run titled 'Dil ki Daud'. In the wee hours of Sunday, more than 2,000 people participated in the 5-km run, which kicked off at 6:45 am. India's first blade runner and Kargil War amputee hero – also participated in order to encourage the runners for a healthy living. India's first blade runner and Kargil War hero Retd Major Devender Pal Singh along with Former Wrestler of India, Satpal Singh and the famous Cricketer, Gurusharan Singh also participated in order to encourage the runners for a healthy living.
Organized to spread awareness about heart diseases, it aimed to bring people together and motivate the community to take the necessary steps towards a healthy lifestyle. The Healthy Heart run witnessed enthusiastic participation from school and college students, RWA members, various corporate houses, delegates from embassies, the staff of Apollo Hospitals as well as other citizens.
In order to address this concern, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals brought together about 2,000 people from New Delhi and the NCR, which included areas such as Defence Colony, GK-I, Ashram, Friends Colony, New Friends Colony, Sarita Vihar, Jasola Vihar, Sukhdev Vihar, Jamia, and adjoining places. A dedicated team of doctors was present throughout the run to provide first aid and offer suggestions on how to maintain a healthy heart and body. The winners were presented with medals, while all finishers received certificates.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai organizes Arthritis Awareness Programme on World Arthritis Day!
Marking the World Arthritis Day on October 12, Apollo Hospitals in Secundrabad organized Arthritis awareness programme with total hip and knee replacement patients walking a small stretch at Apollo Hospital premises in the city.
Participating in the arthritis awareness programme here in Hyderabad Kripanand Tripathi Ujela, Special Secretary, Govt. of AP, flagged off the walk and stressed the need to create awareness among people that Arthritis is a curable disease if diagnosed early. Arthritis is a crippling disease which is painful, depressing and prevents free mobility. It comes due to age, obesity or lifestyle. When medical therapy fails in such patients, total joint replacement is the only and best option. The walk was organised to spread the message - 'Arthritis is curable and conquerable'. Apart from Kripanand Tripathi Ujela, Dr Mithin Aachi, joint replacement surgeon, Apollo Hospitals Secunderabad and Dr AY Chari, former DME also took part in the event.
Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad has accomplished 100 per cent accurate results devoid of infection through minimally invasive surgical technique, points out Dr Aachi.
Apollo Isha Vidya Rural school commenced at Aragonda village , Chittoor dictrict, Andhra Pradesh
Our children are our most precious assets for the future of our nation. At Apollo, one of our primary goals is to nurture their potential with high quality education and healthcare.
The first 'Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School' at Aragonda village, Chittoor District was formally opened in Dec 2012 by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder, Isha Foundation in the presence of Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
The Aragonda Apollo Medical & Educational Research Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and the ISHA Foundation had signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Chennai in February 2012 with a focus on numerous laudable objectives in the domain of education and healthcare. A core goal of the MoU was to start a Primary School at Aragonda and Chittoor and to subsequently scale it up to a Junior College level.
The Apollo Isha Vidya Rural School, a primary school will follow the Andhra Pradesh State Board syllabus with English as the medium of instruction. The school will extensively use digital content and special methodologies to teach English and other subjects, to augment the curriculum. Besides the curriculum, the school will strive to provide all-round development of the child with emphasis on yoga, sports, arts & crafts and environmental education to the rural children while preserving their local culture. ISHA Foundation will support this initiative by giving its Management Services to build the institution as a Center of Excellence in School Education in Andhra Pradesh.
APOLLO - YOUWECAN Cancer Screening Initiative Launches its First Mobile Cancer Screening Unit
Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital, Kolkata partnered with Yuvraj Singh's 'Youwecan' Cancer Screening Initiative and launched its first Mobile Cancer Screening Unit which will undertake cancer screening programs at various locations in West Bengal.
The specialized Mobile Unit is equipped with state-of-the art Auto Analyzers and Enzyme Analyzers for blood tests and a X-Ray machine to carry out on-the-spot chest X-rays. All the tests and clinical examinations would be done by the on-board Doctor, Lab Technician, X-ray Technician and Nurses. The Mobile Medical Unit would go to various locations in our state to carry out on-the-spot cancer detection. This initiative offers free consultations to all. Two highly subsidized screening packages are also being offered to the people as per the advice of the on-board-doctor.
Stay Healthy!! Promoting eWellness in Rural India - 2013
As a follow up of the present mantra of the Apollo Group to promote wellness and "stay healthy", in a first of its kind initiative, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (www.telemedicineindia.com) has commenced and initiated an innovative method of providing knowledge empowerment to residents of villages in Tamilnadu. In collaboration with the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (www.mssrf.org) using multipoint video conferencing, eminent experienced consultants from the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai interacted in real time with villagers in 12 villages. Initial talks included Introduction to Diabetes, Management of Diabetes, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Prevention, diagnoses and management of complications of diabetes. The first speakers were Dr C. Chandilya, DrBoochandran and Dr N Rajendran. More than 100 topics and speakers have been identified. It is hoped that the present fortnightly programme will be considerably escalated both in terms of frequency, number of villages covered and increase in number of participants. Following a PowerPoint presentation in Tamil where the subject was introduced, there was a lively two way audio video discussion with the consultants. Feedback from the 250 plus participants attending each session, confirmed that deployment of technology, could play a major role in empowering the public. In addition to providing authenticated, validated health information on day-to-day healthcare problems, these talks will help create and provide the much needed awareness. Prof. K.Ganapathy, President, ATNF acknowledged the support given by the MSSRF team led by Ms Nancy J Anabel and Sri Rajkumar. Knowledge levels of the participants before and after the talks are being evaluated. It is planned to carry out an impact analysis to understand whether providing knowledge on health , will ultimately translate into better health outcomes.
For more details, log on to http://www.telemedicineindia.com/mssrf.html.
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