Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd:
Along with its subsidiaries, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited has been providing healthcare services in India with an international venture. Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary care facilities are comprised of the company. Including cardiac sciences, oncology, critical care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, and transplants tertiary care hospitals provide care in around 55 specialities. Along with this, the firm is providing different services, including project consultancy, health insurance, education and training program, and research services. Besides that pharmacies, primary care clinics, birthing centres, single-speciality clinics, primary health centres and diagnostic chains, dental clinics, and day-care and home healthcare centres operated by the firm. As of January 2019, the company started running 71 hospitals possessing 10,000 beds; 3,000 pharmacies. The company has 90 primary care and diagnostic clinics and approximately 110 telemedicine centres. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited incepted in 1979 and has it headquarter in Chennai, India.
The company, seven years after its inception, added 46 beds in 1985. This group introduced the idea of developing corporate healthcare in India for the first time. Apollo introduced such hospitals which were providing the facility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) even in the year of 1989, along with SOMATOMCR which is a Computed Tomography scanner for the entire body; Breast-scanning equipment such as Dideoendoscopy and Mammography were introduced too.
In August 1991 The Apollo School of Nursing was founded, offering a 3-year diploma programme with an internship in the hospital. The hospital added 16 intensive care beds in 1992, along with developing its equipment in different departments. In 1993, Apollo Cancer Hospital, a premium cancer treatment and research centre, was established with 150-beds in Chennai. Along with that, it introduced the bone marrow transplant facility, developing its cancer project.
Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited (AHEL), developed a cancer hospital again in Hyderabad in 1995. In the same year, it was joined in the mission of eradicating Tuberculosis in India under WHO.
Signing an MOU with Jardine of UK, AHEL adopted the health maintenance organisations (HMO) in 1997, a concept the nation witnessed for the first time. In the next year 1998, an MOU was signed between AHEL and Sri Lankan Government for building a super-speciality hospital in Colombo, which opened the door of AHEL’s international intervention.
In 2002, the hospital captured the 50.26 % of in the Duncan Gleneagles Hospital against a minimal amount of Rs.3 crore. A tie-up with ICICI Lombard took place in 2003, introducing an accident insurance product. Developing a technology partnership with the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), AHEL enhanced its strength in 2004.
Apollo Hospital Delhi was awarded a JCI certificate in 2005 for providing care in a safe environment. In June 2007, AHEL introduced Health City, for the first time in Asia, at Hyderabad with a holistic healthcare delivery facility, with an area of 33 acres mot only for treatment and research but also for hospitality management. In January 2008, an agreement took place between the hospital and the real estate firm Hindustan Construction Co (HCC), for launching a top-class medi-city inside the hill station Lavasa in Maharashtra.
In June 2012, AHEL declared that International Finance Corporation (IFC) had requested the company for the transformation of the balance loan amount of US$ 7.50 million of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs) into equity shares. Through making a primary equity infusion of Rs.450 crore, World Bank affiliated International Finance Corporation acquired a 29.03% stake in Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), a subsidiary of the company, in the year of December 2016.
Net profit of the company enhanced 28.57% to Rs.76.68 crore in the first quarter of 2019, ending in March against that of the previous quarter ended on March 2018 with Rs.59.64 crore. Similarly, the sales are enhanced by 16.30% to Rs.2167.11 crore in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the sales amount of Rs.1863.42 crore, that the company acquired in the first quarter of 2018.
How Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, is categorised as Healthcare Sector, and Hospitals and Medical services Industry :
Hospital and Medical Services Industry includes companies that are engaged in offering healthcare medical services and also operating standalone pharmacies. They offer services like hospitals, hospital-based pharmacies, consultancy services and projects. Some companies also provide health insurance services, research services and education and training programs.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd is categorized under the Health care sector and Hospitals and Medical services Industry. Healthcare sectors consist of firms involved in the medical space. It is one of the multiple sectors that comprise a range of businesses, including ones that offer medical services directly, or to those that work to develop, create and market medical equipment and medicines. It also includes the other services that provide medical insurance and other related products, and many more.
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