Medicare: Prevantive Health Care

Preventive health care has been introduced for the first time in the country by Apollo Hospitals with hospitals in the metros of Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi, within easy international air access. The professional chain also pioneered the concept of lifesytle clinics, established the first corgan registry in the country and introduced non-invasive technique for treatment of lesions and thumours of the brain- Stereotactic Radio Surgery and Radio therapy in the country. It recently installed a state-of-the-art Cobalt Unit.

Apollo Heart Hospital provides a complete network of cardiac patients. It has total bed capacity of 500 beds distributed between Apollo Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. Apollo is linked to the Mayo Clinic and the Minneapolis Heart Institute, apremier heart institute led by the team of doctors who poionered the Jarvik artificial heart.

Probably the greatest conceptual advance of this century in Therapeutic Oncology is the priciple of the elimination of the neoplastic process with conservation of both anatomy and physiology.

Outstanding exaples are conservation of limbs in Osteosarcoma, preservation of female breast in malignancies of the organ and the saving of the larynx in maliganancies of the organ and the saving of the larynx in laryngeal cancer by a multimodal approach in management. Equally amazing has been the cure of certain acute leukemias by Bone marrow transplantation.

Imaging with MRI, a hypertension research centre and facilities for haemodialysis and kidney transplantation are available at Akila Hospitals at Trichy. The hospital boasts a transplant team with 8 specialists, bone marrow transplant team alongwith five specialists on call to Sri Lanka, Sharjah, Kuwait and major Indian cities.

In Chennai, the Vijaya Heart Foundatin's 79 beds has a state-of-the-art cardiology and cardio-thracic surgical unit manned by competent and experienced staff. The Vijaya Health Centre with 170 beds, offers diagnostic facilities in laboratory, X-ray, ultrasond, treadmill, endoscopy, C.T.Scan, M.R.I. and nucler medicine.


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