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1991 to 2000

Apollo Growth Story

Since its inception, Apollo Hospitals has seen three decades and each has brought with it, its own share of cherished memories.

1991 to 2000



  • Dr. Prathap C Reddy and Chief Nephrologist, Dr. M. K. Mani both awarded with the Padma Bhushan Award, in respective fields


  • Apollo Hospitals introduces Coronary Artery Stenting for the first time in India
  • Apollo introduces the country’s first Masters in Hospital Administration academic course


  • Apollo Hospitals launches 24-hours ambulance service with wireless facility
  • Dr Prathap C Reddy, receives the Best Citizen of the year award from St Mother Teresa


  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals inaugurated in Chennai
  • A Teletherapy Unit and India’s first Dose Rate Microselectron installed at Apollo Speciality Hospital


  • First bone marrow transplantation performed on a patient from Sri Lanka
  • First multi organ transplant in the country is successfully performed at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on December 25, 1995
  • Three-year-old Aftab, is the 10,000th patient to undergo open heart surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Harvard Business School, introduces a case study on Apollo Hospitals
  • Family Health Plan Insurance is incorporated
  • Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad is inaugurated by late Shri. N T Rama Rao and Mrs. Lakshmi Parvathamma


  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals inaugurated in New Delhi
  • Apollo Hospitals Educational Trust establishes Apollo College of Nursing, with the twin objectives of education and manpower development


  • First annual conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology conducted by Apollo Hospitals
  • Nursing school is enhanced into a college and commences degree programme with affiliation to the Dr. M. G. R. Medical University
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai inaugurated


  • First successful Cord Blood Transplant performed in India
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai awarded the ISO 9002 Certification
  • Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals receives the prestigious Sir Nilrattan Sirca Memorial Oration (JIMA) Award
  • First successful pediatric liver transplant in India performed on 20-months-old child – Sanjay


  • Apollo Heart and Kidney Hospitals inaugurated in Vishakhapatnam
  • Apollo Health Street, USA, introduces a new paradigm for healthcare organizations by developing custom world class IT solutions, to extend business capabilities and financial strength


  • Apollo Aragonda inaugurated, first telemedicine facility in the country inaugurated at Aragonda by Mr. Bill Clinton, the Honorable President of the United States

UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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