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2015 to 2016

Apollo Growth Story

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

2015 to 2016


  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, launches 36 specialty clinics
  • Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd. expands its footprint with the acquisition of Nova Specialty Hospitals
  • Chennai’s IT corridor gets its first Digital Hospital- Apollo Speciality Hospital, OMR
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata launches India’s first Cellvizio System
  • Inauguration of Medskills learning Hub at Chennai
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, performs a Presbyopia implant for the first time in South India
  • Peace Clinic – Indian doctors to assist Pakistani counterparts in transplant procedures
  • India’s First Centre of Excellence in Hip Arthroscopy launched
  • Apollo Hospitals saves the life of 3 individuals; achieves the feat of transplanting the liver of a single donor into two adult recipients; successfully performs an isolated
  • Intestinal transplantation and transplants the abdominal wall- the first ever case in South India, all from the organs of a single donor
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completed the highest number of Combined Heart and Double
  • Lung Transplants in India and also successfully performed a Combined Heart and Lung Transplant on the second oldest patient in the world
  • Twice Reborn, a liver transplant at Apollo Hospitals Chennai saved the life of Mrs. Babitha
  • Apollo Hospitals inaugurated The Centre for Colorectal Diseases, a first-of-its-kind, integrated multidisciplinary centre in Asia
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai won the Australian Service Excellence Award for 2015 for its high standards of Management, training and commitment to Excellence
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Performs First TAVR – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Asia’s first en-bloc combined heart and liver transplant
  • The Government of India launches a health service – SEHAT (Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine) along with Apollo Hospitals, with a goal to connect 60,000 Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the country to a common network
  • Apollo Health City, Hyderabad wins the Best Medical Tourism Facility awarded by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Apollo Hospitals honoured with the Versatile 100 and CIO100 Innovation Architect Special Award 2015 by the CIO Magazine
  • In a first-of-its-kind in India, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad treats a critically ill 11-days-old baby with a complex and rare cardiac surgery
  • Apollo Hospitals and IRCTC sign MoU to boost medical tourism
  • Apollo Hospitals launches Ask Apollo – a first of its kind medical platform in the country for remote patient care
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs a new technique – Attune Rotating Platform Knee Replacement, a first of its kind in South India
  • Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai successfully cures Hypertension in a child with rare tumor through a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), a first of its kind in India
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi performs a Split Liver Transplant in two adults, a first in the city and second in the country
  • Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the first Telemedicine link between India and Central Asia and witnesses Apollo Delhi Teleconsultation
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a surgery using a new implant for Geriatric Orthopedic care, a first-of-its-kind in South India
  • The King of football, Pele inaugurated the Leukemia Ward of Apollo Gleneagles Cancer Hospital, Kolkata on October 13, 2015
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai won top awards at the National Business Excellence (BE) Star Awards organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry
  • The Week-Nielsen Best Hospitals survey 2015 ranks Apollo Hospitals, Chennai as the Best Multi-Specialty Private Hospital in India
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai harvested 23 valuable organs from 5 brain dead donors, and performs 5 liver transplants, 1 heart transplant and 4 kidney transplants at our own hospital, and transported 1 heart, 6 cornea and 6 kidneys safely to other hospitals in a 36-hour team effort
  • Launch of Apollo Diagnostics – a chain providing pathology testing services using state-of-the-art equipments
  • Acquisition of Nova Specialty Hospitals (now Apollo Spectra) – short stay, day-care surgery centers


  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, inaugurates the First Comprehensive Respiratory Intensive Therapy Unit in Eastern India
  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Trichy launched the Heart Assist Clinic, a first-of-its-kind in the Delta Region
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai launches Apollo Stroke Net, a first-of-its-kind multi city and comprehensive stroke model in India
  • Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad wins the Smartest Hospital Building 2016 award at the Network 18 and Honeywell Smart Building Awards 2016
  • Apollo Hospitals, Madurai wins the Karunya CSR Excellence Award 2016
  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Madurai successfully performs the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in South Tamil Nadu
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology as the First International Centre of Excellence in India
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai won the best Multi-Specialty hospital at the ICICI Lombard & CNBC-TV18 Healthcare Awards 2015 – 2016
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Madurai performs an ABO incompatible Kidney transplantation
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata performs the first Cadaver Liver transplant in the entire Eastern India
  • Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad is the first hospital in Gujarat to be Internationally Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • Dr. Yash Gulati and Dr. Subhash Gupta of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, conferred with Dr. B.C. Roy National Award for their extraordinary contribution made to society
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, enters the prestigious Guinness World Records for the highest number of participants in a hand sanitizing relay
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai broadcasted a live, complex Angioplasty procedure at the 12th Annual C3 Conference, 2016
  • Apollo Hospitals, introduced OrthAlign, a new technique for knee replacement surgery Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates the world class Apollo Hospitals, Visakhaptnam, at Healthcity, Arilova
  • Apollo Hospitals Ahmedabad accredited by JCI – First in Gujarat
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs, “Only Pancreas transplant for the first time in India
  • Mr. Byrappa, Mayor, Mysuru City Corporation inaugurates the Apollo Cardiovascular Symposium at Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, launches 36 specialty clinics
  • Shri Chandrababu Naidu launches Electronic Urban Health Centres (CMUHC) to serve healthcare needs of the urban poor of Andhra Pradesh
  • Apollo Life joins hands with Deepak Chopra to launch Apollo JIYO
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi bag the top 2 positions in the All India Multispeciality Hospital Survey 2016 conducted by Times Health
  • First Percutaneous TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) was successfully performed
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, successfully performs Cochlear Implantation on a 5-year-old, a first-of-its-kind for Eastern India
  • Datar Genetics Ltd joins hands with Apollo Hospitals to provide Precision Oncology
  • Apollo Group of Hospitals works with Google to add health information to the Knowledge Graph in India, a first-of-its-kind in the country
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata becomes the first in Eastern India to introduce SpyGlass, a breakthrough innovation in Cholangioscopy
  • Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai performs India’s first combined cardiac and tracheal surgery on 11-month-old baby from Oman
  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Vanagaram launches CrossBoss Catheter for the first time in Tamil Nadu
  • One-year-old child from Kenya undergoes unusual liver transplant in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi
  • Apollo Hospitals Group successfully completes 1,50,000 open heart surgeries

UPDATED ON 28/03/2024

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