Since its inception, Apollo Hospitals has seen three decades and each has brought with it, its own share of cherished memories.
2000 to 2005
Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi became the first hospital in India to receive accreditation from JCI, USA. Subsequently six of our hospitals got the JCI accreditation.
Apollo continued to grow as a healthcare powerhouse. It added hospitals in Ahmedabad, Bilaspur, Mysore, Kolkata and Kakinada among others.
Apollo Aragonda, inaugurated in 2000 was the first telemedicine facility in the country. It was inaugurated by the then President of USA, Bill Clinton.
2001 - Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai completes 100 Bone Marrow Transplants.
In 2002, Apollo started its FirstMed hospital network in Chennai.
Apollo also launched its nationwide single emergency number 1066.
In 2002, SACHi - The Saving A Child's Heart initiative was launched. SACHi is a community service initiative aimed at providing quality pediatric cardiac care to children from underprivileged sections of society.
In 2002, Dr. Prathap C Reddy received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This was followed by the Asia-Pacific Bio-Business Leadership Award in 2005.
2002 - The first Apollo Clinic inaugurated in Delhi.
Apollo Hospitals was recognized as a 'Superbrand of India' in the healthcare sector for 2003 and 2004.
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was rated 'Best Private Sector Hospital' in India by The Week magazine for 2003 and again in 2004.
Saving A Child's Heart (SACHi) - was a runner-up in the 'Corporate Governance' category at Hospital Management Asia 2004, a major hospital expo in Bangkok, Thailand.
Apollo Clinics were awarded Franchisor of the Year for 2003 and 2004.
2004 - Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad - First in the world to use satellite technology for telemedicine.
2004 - First Drug eluting stent used at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
2005 - First CRADLE launched in Gurgaon, Kakinada.
2005 - First 16-slice PET CT Imaging System in South East Asia launched at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
2005 - First 64-Slice CT Angio System launched at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
2005 - First 3 Tesla MRI in India in New Delhi.