The Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh launched the Apollo Reach Hospitals on Sep 5 2008 at Chennai at a glittering function graced by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr .M.Karunanidhi , Union Minister of Finance Shri. P. Chidambaram and Union Minister of Health Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss . The first Reach hospital at Karimnagar ,Andhra Pradesh and the foundation stone for the hospital at Karaikudi, Tamilnadu were launched. Apollo Reach Hospitals aim to make world class healthcare accessible to people even in remote areas of the country. Apollo Reach Hospitals would be 100-150 bedded multispecialty facilities in tier 2 and 3 cities across India and over the next 24- 36 months; over 200 such Apollo Reach Hospitals all over the country are to be set up.