Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL), is one of the largest players in the retail healthcare segment in India. The Company runs the largest chain of standardised primary healthcare models Apollo Clinics – multi-specialty clinics in India and Middle East, Apollo Sugar – Diabetes management clinics, Apollo Cradle – for Women & Children, Apollo Spectra – for planned surgery and Apollo Diagnostics – Diagnostic tests.
In India, the healthcare industry is undergoing a revolutionary change mainly due to the rising income levels, increasing awareness about lifestyle diseases, the changing attitude from prescriptive to preventive healthcare, the growing insurance market and increasing government spending on healthcare. New and innovative healthcare delivery models are entering the market including planned surgical centres, similar to the Ambulatory surgery centres in the U.S.
The visionary Founder-Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, identified this retail healthcare opportunity long before others did, and thus was born the Apollo Clinic network. Since setting-up its first clinic in 2002, AHLL has recorded significant growth not only in terms of its geographical footprint and number of centres but also in the variety of service delivery formats it operates today. The recent acquisition of Nova Specialty Hospitals by AHLL established the Company as the largest player in multi-specialty planned surgical centres in India. In the last 4 years, the business has expanded from 2 formats to 5 formats and with leadership position in practically every segment that it operates in.