Life is a journey on this road, we never know what lies ahead and yes we want the future to be free from anxiety. To wipe all tears of suffering and sadness from every face, helplessness too would end and pain would melt away. We hold so strong, won’t lose our ground. Forward we’ll move on and on. To strive to heal this world from disease,we’ll work to find new ways.
Staying true to our anthem, we at Apollo Hospitals have always believed in creating a world free from pain.
being socially responsible
The commitment of Apollo Hospitals to social responsibility and the pursuit of societal good through inclusive healthcare inspired us towards fulfilling India colossal rural healthcare needs. We focus on bringing quality healthcare within the reach of all people regardless of their geographic location or economic status.Apollo Hospitals aspires to be a socially responsible corporate citizen delivering superior and sustainable value to all.
the apollo foundation
In order to achieve this goal universally, we established the Apollo Foundation.
The vision of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the Founder of Apollo Hospitals Group is what translates into the mission of the Apollo Foundation, which is, “to create meaningful interactions with people of our society, and help enhance their quality of life in every way we can.”
We have always strongly believed in pioneering social initiatives that help surpass barriers and make a real difference. With an aim to upgrade the standards of healthcare across various regions, we have started several impactful programmes.
Research in Healthcare
Education, Skill Development and Vocational Training
In addition to this, Apollo Foundation also works extensively in the areas of Pediatric Cardiology, Cancer Care, Cardiovascular Risk Awareness, Hearing Impairment, Medical Awareness Campaigns, Distance Healthcare and Disaster Relief Programmes. With organizations like SACHi, The Billion Hearts Beating Foundation, SAHI, CURE, DISHA, REACH we aspire to make timely and quality healthcare available to all.
Under Rural Development, our focus has been on providing total holistic care for the entire community. And in this regard, “Total Health”, a not for profit organization was set up. Thavanampalle Mandal in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh was identified to implement all the activities under “Total Health”. Initially, the activities were carried out in Aragonda Gram Panchayat but are now extended to the other Gram Panchayats of the Mandal as well, impacting more than 70,000 lives in the process.
Total Health also aims to provide holistic health care for the entire community starting from birth through their journey into childhood, adolescence, adulthood and in the later years of their life. Other activities initiated include providing safe drinking water, extension of sanitation facilities, setting up of Nutrition Centres, Vocational Training Centres facilitating skill development and training, Mobile Medical Units – primary & preventive health care including diagnostics, promotion and revival of rural sport and Yoga, conducting regular health camps and running a state-of-the-art Primary School, “Apollo Isha Vidhya Niketan”, in collaboration with the ISHA Foundation.
For further details, please visit www.apollototalhealth.net
Saving A Child’s Heart Initiative (SACHi), established in 2002 under the aegis of Dr. Prathap C Reddy, is presently one of Asia’s largest voluntary organizations, dedicated to pediatric cardiac care and child heart surgery for the underprivileged. SACHi has till date touched over 50,000 lives and continues to provide its healing touch to all those children who would not have had access to world class medical facilities had it not been for SACHi.
For further details, please visit www.sachi.life
BILLION HEARTS BEATING FOUNDATION
The Billion Hearts Beating Foundation is a non-profit organization which works with the mandate of increasing awareness about heart disease and prevention of heart disease and its contributing risk factors in India. The campaign is an initiative to make every Indian pledge to have a healthier heart. It continues to run various programmes and campaigns to build awareness for the same.
For further details, please visit http://billionheartsbeating.com
Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired (SAHI) seeks to identify hearing impaired children, mainly in rural areas, with little or no access to modern medical treatment and help them hear for the first time. To address this and many more such problems associated with the hearing impaired, renowned medical professionals at Apollo Hospitals along with a group of concerned citizens volunteer their services for SAHI.
For further details, please visit www.sahiearcare.org
The CURE foundation is an effort to bring cancer care to those who cannot afford it. Cancer among the poor is often lethal. Due to a lack of information and resources, delays and inadequate treatment are the norm. CURE extends preventive as well as rehabilitative cancer treatment to the economically backward. It also aims to spread awareness about cancer, its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
For further details, please visit www.curefoundationindia.com
Taking healthcare to the most remote corners of the country making quality healthcare accessible and affordable for all is the objective of DISHA – a Distance health care advancement project. This is an initiative partnered by Apollo Hospitals, Philips, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Dhan Foundation. DISHA is a novel telemedicine initiative to provide long distance healthcare to the underserved populations. It is specifically aimed at providing healthcare to vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. With this objective in mind, a mobile Teleclinical van reaches out to areas that do not have access to state of the art medical care.
The Apollo Hospitals Group is deeply committed to provide the most timely and efficient assistance in every possible manner – from medical support to financial aid, whenever disasters and calamities strike the community. We have always been at the forefront of relief assistance through a multi-pronged approach, and have pledged men and material towards the relief and rehabilitation of victims in multiple locations.
Cyclone relief at Andhra Pradesh – May 1990
A Cyclone relief camp was set up at Machilipattinam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh which covered surrounding islands and villages for nearly 10 days.
Earthquake relief at Maharashtra – May 1994
Relief work was done at Latur, Maharashtra to help the victims affected by the earthquake.
Cyclone relief at Andhra Pradesh – November 1996
A cyclone disaster relief team was sent to East & West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh. The team was based at Amalapuram near Rajamundhry, which covered surrounding 12 places including interior islands. About 3500 patients were provided relief.
Earthquake relief at Gujarat – January 2001
A multi-speciality medical team of 30 personnel and support staff with OT equipment and medication rushed to Morbi, Gujarat in response to the massive earthquake in January, 2001. Flying medical squads were set up performing over 40 plastic and orthopedic surgeries. Medical teams went from village to village treating patients on the spot.
Tsunami relief at Chennai – December 2004
Apollo hospitals played a susbtantial role in providing medical care to the victims of the Tsunami that struck South India in December 2004.
- Over 12,000 patients were treated at the special Tsunami relief medical centres set up in Chennai, Nagapattinam, Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Colombo
- Medical services, food, clothing and medical teams to affected areas were despatched through our network of hospitals
- Over 200 medical professionals were positioned at key locations
- Ambulances and medical supplies worth over Rs. 2 million were sent out
- A contribution of Rs. 10 million was made to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in Tamil Nadu
- An additional contribution of Rs. 3 million was made towards the relief funds in Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka
- A dedicated Helpline number was created to enable members of the public and concerned corporates to extend their support
Disaster Relief Floods in Chennai – November 2005
A Medical relief camp was arranged at Kotturpuram, Chennai, for victims affected by flood and treatment was provided to over 2000 persons.
Flood relief at Kashmir – September 2014
A Medical assistance/relief camp was arranged at Srinagar, Kashmir for victims affected by flood.
Flood relief at Visakhapatnam – October 2014
A Medical assistance/relief camp was organized at Visakhapatnam, for the victims affected by the Hudhud cyclone.
Earthquake relief at Nepal – April 2015
A multi specialty team from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi rushed to Nepal in response to the massive earthquake in April. The rescue relief team performed over 80 surgeries on patients ranging from 6 years to 96 years of age. This also included spinal fixation surgeries. They carried with them about 800 kgs of materials including implants, medicines, medical consumables and disposables.
NATIONWIDE HEALTH CAMPS FOR WOMEN
As a socially cognizant organisation , Apollo Hospitals has undertaken a major initiative of organizing nationwide free monthly health checkcamps dedicated towards ensuring the health of expecting mothers . Following the pledge of 9000 doctors from Apollo Hospitals to dedicate one day a month to provide healthcare services to urban, semi urban and rural areas of India, free medical camps are conducted across various locations on the 9th of every month. These camps are being conducted specifically for pregnant women with active participation by Clinicians, Nurses and Support Staff from Apollo Hospitals.
UPDATED ON 22/07/2020