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2019 to 2020

Apollo Growth Story

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

2019 to 2020



  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad successfully performed over 1500 cochlear implants, the largest program in South Asia.
  • South-Asia’s first digital PET/CT scanner was introduced at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai.
  • India’s first Total Marrow Irradiation procedure on a 35-year-old patient from Oman was performed by Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai. 
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed minimally invasive Robotic Hybrid Revascularization surgery, the first centre in India.
  • Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospitals, a 330-bedded super speciality hospital, launched in Lucknow.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group launched Apollo ProHealth a first-of-its-kind predictive, proactive and comprehensive health management program.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group was honoured with a postal stamp for successful completion of 20 million health checks and 36 years of healthcare excellence.
  • India’s first VenaSeal procedure to treat varicose veins was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai launched South India’s first Advanced Centre for Movement Disorders.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad launched the state-of-the-art Brain and Spine Suite.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Kakinada launched the Neuro Navigation system which is the first-of-its-kind in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • India’s first dedicated Department for Comprehensive Hernia Surgery was launched by Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata. 
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata launched Eastern India’s first comprehensive Foot and Ankle Clinic.
  • Apollo Children’s Hospitals performed a Redilatable Stent Implantation procedure on a pre-term baby.
  • 25 Paediatric Liver Transplant surgeries was successfully performed by Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi performed bilateral cochlear implant using the N7 devices on an 8-month-old baby, the youngest to receive an implant in the country.
  • Apollo Children’s Hospitals successfully treated a pre-term baby suffering from multiple medical conditions.
  • The first ever Transfemoral Pulmonary Valve Implantation using an Indian-made valve, MYVAL, was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals successfully performed five Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacements on a single day, a first in India.
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata introduced Trans Arterial Radio Embolization (TARE).
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore became the first hospital to perform TAVI in Rayalaseema & the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Indore became the first hospital in Madhya Pradesh to perform TAVI.
  • 150 Knee Replacement Surgeries in the remote village of Aragonda was successfully performed by Apollo Hospital.
  • Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospitals, Lucknow performed Awake Craniotomy surgery on a brain tumor patient.
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi operated on a 7-month-old Congolese baby for a rare heart disorder.
  • Apollo Hospitals and Abbott collaborated to build Cardiac registry.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group and Zebra Medical Vision (Zebra-Med) collaborated to validate and deploy AI (artificial intelligence) based screening tools across India
  • Maastricht partnered with Apollo – Microsoft Cardiac Global Data Consortium to expand the AI Network for Cardiology in Europe.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group collaborated with Samsung India Electronics for launch of Samsung-Apollo Mobile Clinic to provide access to healthcare in rural areas.
  • Microsoft partnered with Apollo Hospitals to set up National Clinical Coordination Committee for combating Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad in association with Montefiore Medical Center, New York hosted India’s first exclusive conference on Lung Transplantation.
  • Apollo Hospitals tied up with US-based Zipline to launch Drone healthcare delivery solutions
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi organised a health awareness programme to mark the occasion of World Sickle Cell Day.
  • Apollo Hospitals partnered with Bahrain Specialist Hospital to fight heart disease in Bahrain.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group signed an agreement with NMMT for the operation and management of first multispecialty hospital in Navsari, Gujarat.
  • Apollo Hospitals collaborated with Nobel Laureate Dr. Ferid Murad for a research initiative on early detection and precise treatment of heart ailments among Indians.
  • Apollo Hospitals established an information centre in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Apollo Hospitals in partnership with Reckitt Benckiser launched ArogyaRakshak, a social healthcare programme.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group conducted twin conferences in Hyderabad – the International Patient Safety and Transforming Healthcare with Information Technology.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group partnered with the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine for the Annual Conference of Society for Emergency Medicine.
  • The Week-Hansa Research Survey 2019 adjudged Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad as the best hospitals in their respective cities.
  • For the sixth time, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad was adjudged as the Best Medical Tourism Facility by Government of India.
  • Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai became the 20th hospital in the group to get NABH accreditation.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad won the Golden Peacock Award for HR Excellence in healthcare sector.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad won 1st Prize in CAHO Healthcare Award 2019.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group hosted the Futuring Cardiac Care Summit in Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals signed an agreement with Jana Small Finance Bank for extending healthcare benefits to senior citizens.
  • A Workshop on Chronic Total Occlusion was organised at Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram with world renowned Cardiologist, Dr. Tomohiko Teramoto from Japan.


  • Apollo Hospitals launched Apollo Proton Cancer Centre in Chennai, the first Proton Centre in South Asia and the Middle East.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully introduced and performed India’s first Rotashock using Shockwave Lithoplasty.
  • A rare cancer in the temporal bone which affects one-in-a-million was treated by Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad successfully performed combined procedures of Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft on a patient in a single sitting.
  • India’s first dedicated Robot-Assisted Cardiac Surgery Unit was launched by Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi launched TomoTherapy Radixact X9 for the treatment of cancer patients
  • A first-of-its-kind co- branded Health EMI card was launched by Apollo Hospitals Group in association with Bajaj Finserv to make hospital payments easy.
  • Asia’s first rural hospital to perform 250 Knee Replacement Surgeries in the remote village of Aragonda was Apollo Hospitals, Aragonda.
  • Odisha’s first ever cadaveric kidney transplantation was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.
  • Central India’s first neonatal permanent pacemaker was implanted on a 2-day-old newborn baby by Apollo Hospitals, Indore.
  • India’s first minimally invasive double curve correction spine surgery was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai using the revolutionary Non-Fusion Anterior Scoliosis Correction Technique
  • Apollo Hospitals Group has launched the Ask Apollo Skill, an Amazon Alexa Skill to enable users find the nearest Apollo hospital and book an appointment with doctors.
  • HIS-bundle-pacing procedure, a new technique to treat bradyarrhythmias was introduced by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Project Kavach was launched by Apollo Hospitals Group to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group launched Project Stay-I to provide quarantine facilities for suspected COVID-19 patients.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group launched Apollo 24|7, an artificial intelligence-based technology to allow users to assess their COVID-19 risk profile by answering a few simple questions.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar performed a rare Gynaecological surgery on a 19-year-old girl to treat OHVIRA syndrome.
  • Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) receives JCI accreditation.
  • South India’s First ExcelsiusGPS® Spine Robot was launched by Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata was the first hospital to introduce HalcyonTM Radiation Therapy System in Eastern India.
  • Apollo Hospitals Group launched Post-COVID Recovery Clinics to help patients deal with the aftermath of COVID-19 and restore their health.
  • Central India’s first and India’s second successful Renal Denervation (RDN) Therapy for treating uncontrollable hypertension was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Indore.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Aragonda was the first rural hospital in Asia to perform 300 (unilateral & bilateral) Knee Replacement Surgeries in the remote village of Aragonda.
  • The first and the world’s largest Artificial Pulmonary Valve (32mm) was implanted without surgery by a team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • India’s first state-of-the-art, the advanced Aquilion One Prism 640-slice CT Scanner was introduced by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Central India’s first and India’s second daycare hip replacement surgery was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Indore.
  • South India’s first daycare Fast Track Total Knee Replacement surgery was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Apollo Hospitals and CSIR-CCMB collaborate to offer DArRT-PCR test, a rapid and cost-effective COVID-19 testing kits.
  • Baby with a novel mutation in blood (NF-E2) is the first in the world underwent a successful bone marrow transplant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi in 2020.

UPDATED ON 14/05/2024

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