Chennai, September 17, 2019: Apollo HospitalsGroup, India’s first multi-speciality chain of hospitals, today launched Apollo ProHealthProgram – the most powerful, proactive Health Management program.Apollo ProHealthwill be a first of its kind, comprehensive health program, powered by pHRA(personalised Health Risk Assessment), enabled by Artificial Intelligence.
This program is specially curated and conceptualised by Apollo’s experts and innovators in preventive healthcare, basis the experience & learning of over 20 million health checks conducted by Apollo. ProHealth empowers individuals &businesses with actionable health analytics, to know & eradicate health risks, and, lead healthier &happier lives. The program brings technology & human elements together by providing a personal Health Mentor to guide each individual to stay focussed on health track and gain better health& lasting happiness.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “We all are focussed on cure not care. I want people to focus on the CARE in HealthCare. Treating diseases is not the only way to health. If we Care for our health we will not need to cure anything ever. World is facing tsunami of NCDs (Non-communicable diseases), that is threatening even our young generations. An economy like ours, which is both ambitious and aggressive, needs healthy citizens to realise its true potential. This is not possible with the growing menace of lifestyle diseases or NCDs. Cancer, Diabetes, Strokes, Obesity, Smoking are increasingly impact our capability, which in turn impacts our productivity & economic growth. Apollo ProHealth is aninnovative giant step towards changing the way we treat our health. A true healer heals before there is need to heal.”
Apollo Hospitals Grouphad introduced to the country its first ‘Personalized Preventive Health Check’over four decades ago, and now we are introducing the world’s most powerful preventive health management program to redefine newer dimensionsof healthcare today. About 80% of NCDs mortality is preventable, and,Apollo ProHealthprogram will help prevent these preventable deaths.” he added.
Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Non-communicable diseases pose the greatest healthcare challenge. The WHO has emphasized that chronic lifestyle ailments are best managed via preventive measures. Preventive healthcare in the form of personalised and healthmanagement programs can play a vital role in detecting diseases in their early stages. Apollo ProHealth is designed on the three principles of Predict, Prevent and Overcome to ensure tangible, measurable changes in the livesof people. The use of AI to assess risk is backed by learning gained from over 20 million health checks and the program will transform the concept of preventive healthcare in the country. With the AI enabled personalised Health Risk Assessment (pHRA), HealthMentor and appropriate clinical and life style interventions every individual is guided at every step on to the pathway towards healthy living.”
Ms.UpasanaKemineniKonidela, Vice Chairperson, Apollo Foundation, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, said on the occasion, “Work life dynamics are fast changing around us. Challenges of the lifestyle diseases or NCDs (Non- Communicable Diseases) is on an up rise. Our workforce is fast succumbing to tsunami of NCDs, suffering from preventable deaths and disability due to Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, sleep deprivation, Cardiac ailments etc. The situation is critical and alarming given more people at increasingly younger ages falling prey to them. It is imperative to bring Health into the main stream of business planning by corporate organisations. Preventing workforce from the ill effects of tsunami of NCDs using predictive tools to mitigate issues at an early stage is essential given that this tsunami can strike anyone anytime. In today’s complex and fast-changing health care environment, visionary employers must taking lead in providing innovative approaches for employee health and well-being while realizing real results. I’m certain that a small shift from curative to preventive health-watch with a mid to long term view will better the health index of employees”.
Dr.Prathap C Reddy added, “Life is Priceless! The notional value of a human body as indicated by scientists is in excess of 6 trillion dollars! This is what it would cost if we had the ability to make a human being. It is our responsibility to protect that which is truly priceless – our body and health! Let’s together declare war on NCDs and ensure good health and happiness for all!”
Apollo ProHealth has been launched in Chennai and Hyderabad today and plans are in place to cover all the metro cities by subsequently. Apollo ProHealth will be launched and available across the Apollo ecosystem by the end of the year.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr.Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals, 3500 Pharmacies, 150 Primary Care Clinics, 750 Telemedicine Centres, 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honour, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr.Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.