Apollo Hospitals & Fiji National University agree to work together to develop healthcare in Fiji
This collaborative initiative was announced during the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narendra Modi to Fiji National University on 19 November, 2014
Hyderabad, 25th November 2014 : Apollo Hospitals and Fiji National University have signed an MoU for healthcare collaboration. The MoU was signed by Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals, India and Dr. Ganesh Chand, Vice Chancellor of Fiji National University in Fiji on 19 November, 2014. This MoU was signed on the eve of the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narendra Modi to Fiji National Universityand announced during the public address of the Indian Prime Minister at the University.
The MoU entails the following initiatives –
- Enhancement of the healthcare infrastructure in Fiji
- Enabling better access to high quality care for the people of Fiji with Telemedicine and referral to Apollo Hospitals for advance ailments
- Establishment of a clinic
- With outpatient specialist consultation services
- State-of-the-art diagnostic services
- 24X7 Emergency Care access
- Diabetes Management services
- Sharing of content on medical education and training programmes, including e-learning portfolio
“Apollo Hospitals has created a new model of healthcare which delivers the highest standards of medical care in a cost effective manner. We believe that this model is appropriate for most of the developing geographies in the world. We have developed a special relationship with the people of Fiji and have initiated programs to bring the benefits of Apollo model of care to Fiji,” said Mrs. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals.
The initiative was appreciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Mr. Frank Bainimarama, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Fiji and Mr. Jone Usamate, Hon’ble Health Minister of Fiji welcomed this initiative and opined that this is the beginning of a long and substantive engagement between Apollo Hospitals and Fiji.
About Apollo Hospitals: It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia.
In a rare honor, the Government of India 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 more than 28 years, the Apollo
Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.