Apollo Hospitals will launch a comprehensive screening programme for 30,000 individuals with various conditions and replicate the model across the country.

The group which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of launching a private healthcare facility in the city has decided to dedicate the year to providing personalised health checks, said chairman Prathap C. Reddy on Tuesday.

“We want to make people aware that they must take care of their health,” he said.

Dr. Reddy said Apollo Hospitals had created more than 100 clinics to bridge hospitals with individuals. While the concern had moved to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), India also had the burden of infectious diseases.

A study of 1,050 patients in the age group of 30 years revealed that those with severe problems did not reach the hospital. It prompted them to take up innovation in every sphere, he said.

According to him, the NCD burden by 2030 would be $40 trillion and India’s share would be 19 per cent. , calling for innovation.

“Our draconian visa laws benefitted smaller countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Had it been otherwise, India would have enjoyed 51 per cent share of medical tourism, he said.

Managing director, Preetha Reddy, said the hospital’s had no issues with spurious drugs so far. adding that the 1066 emergency service had spawned the 108 network.

Joint managing director Sunitha Reddy said the group had evolved a successful business model which benefitted investors, doctors and patients.

In the coming years, the group would concentrate on increasing revenues in tier-two cities by building a network of hospitals.

The group would add 2,400 beds in the next 36 months, she said.

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