July 25, 2011

Apollo Hospitals to set up mega health park

Apollo Group of Hospitals will set up an 86-acre Mega Health Park at Morkambattur in Chittoor district. On Thursday, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet okayed a proposal to allot 86 acres to the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (APIIC) for the development of the Apollo project.

“We will set up a 200-bed hospital there. It would also have training facilities for upgrading skills of doctors by offering specialised programmes,” Ms Sangita Reddy, Executive Director of Apollo group, told Business Line.

Incidentally, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, the Chairman of the group, hails from the district. The group runs a hospital in Aragonda in the district.

Training facilities

The park would have skill development and core skill training facilities for all layers in the hospital industry. “We will train doctors, paramedics and even support staff such as ward boys in their respective fields,” she said.

Besides its own hospital and training facilities, Apollo would also invite third party manufacturers to produce generic devices required for hospitals. “Facilities would come to manufacture beds, trolleys, stretches and specialised assembly units,” she said.

She, however, refused to dwell on project cost. “Now that we have got the land

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