Announcing the opening of the clinic, which comes under Apollo First Med Hospitals, Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, said on Friday the hospital chain would have a multi-pronged approach to diagnose complex fever and unknown origin.
The initial investment would be around Rs 3 crore for the startup. “”We have started this at First Med Hospital and once it’s fine-tuned, we will have 10 such centers by the end of the year,”” she said, adding soon it would be rolled out in other parts of the country.
Reddy said the hospital chain had invested in infrastructure and equipment for this initiative. The company has earlier said it would expand through retail healthcare, which involves moving outpatients from the main hospitals to the neighborhood areas and expand further in Tier II and III cities.
Since 2012, some of the retail healthcare expansion projects of Apollo Group include dental clinics (Apollo White) with Trivitron — the chain now has over 20 clinics and plans are to have about 120 by 2014, and Apollo Dialysis.