October 23, 2007

Apollo Hospitals enters into tie-up with Jet Airways for providing a package offer to patients

Apollo Hospitals has joined hands with Jet Airways to come out with a package offer for patients at various places wanting to undergo treatment in Chennai.

The memorandum of understanding, signed a few days ago, would benefit those coming from Kolkata and north-eastern States to start with.George Eapen, Chief Executive Officer of the Apollo Hospitals Group, said here that the tie-up was an exclusive arrangement to facilitate patients get good medical care at the hospital’s headquarters in Chennai.

“We are trying to get a discounted tariff from Jet Airways for patients. Details would be announced in a few days. It will be a ‘special guaranteed rate’,” Mr. Eapen said.

Mr. Eapen was in the city to inaugurate the newly constructed ‘Dialysis Block’ at the Apollo Speciality Hospitals where six dialysis machines were acquired for treating renal diseases.

Chest pain clinics

According to Mr. Eapen, the hospital management has been giving importance to opening chest pain clinics across the country.

“The target is to have 1,000 such clinics where lifestyle diseases, heart problems and hypertension will be attended to immediately.”

They would be started at a few places in the southern districts and already Madurai has five clinics, he said.

The Apollo Pharmacy network would also be strengthened by having 1,000 outlets in the country, he said.

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