Dr Pratap Reddy is the one who created the Apollo Group of Hospitals. The Apollo Group of hospitals is India’s first commercial hospitals. He made revolutionary changes in the health care situation in India and motivated others too. At present there are about seven hundred and fifty corporate hospitals throughout India.
Dr Pratap Reddy worked as Chief Resident doctor of Worcenter City hospital, US but after he returned to India, he started practising in Madras with salary as low as three thousand rupees per month. He got the idea of setting up Apollo Group of Hospitals when one of to provide all medical facilities that were of high standard, in India also which were affordable for the common man. Through hard work he was able to set up the 1st center in 1983 in Chennai..
The center was followed by the 1st consultancy body. Ever since the setting up of the Apollo Group of Hospitals it has been proved that the infrastructure in India is not less in any way than anywhere else in the world. The most complicated transplantations of the body organs are done easily in Apollo Hospitals and they specialise in it. There are about twenty two centers of Apollo Hospitals in India and the income that gets generated is about one hundred million US dollars.
The Apollo Group of Hospitals is now also being spread to other Asian parts. The 1st International Clinic opened in Dubai in 1999 and other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman and Africa are on the line.