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Apollo Hospitals today announced its revolutionary initiative- Ask Apollo that promises to connect billions of patients to Asia’s most advanced healthcare network via video, voice call and email. Marking a special milestone in the Apollo Hospitals journey, Shri U T Khader, Honorable Health Minister of Karnataka inaugurated Ask Apollo in the presence of many eminent personalities including Ms Sangita Reddy- Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr Naresh Parmar- CEO-Karnataka Region, Apollo Hospitals, Mr Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO- HealthTap, Mr Guy Ellena- Consultant, Former Director Health and Education, IFC and Dr K. Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation.

This initiative by Apollo Hospitals is an interactive patient-centric service that gives its patients the option to consult a doctor anywhere and anytime at their convenience. Through Ask Apollo, one can also book an appointment, avail instant consultation by a family doctor, diet and nutrition related advice, consultation with a specialist/board of specialists based on the criticality of the ailment.

Commenting on the launch, Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Through Ask Apollo, we continue Apollo Group's legacy of setting industry benchmarks & contributing to elevate the standard of healthcare to the next level. Apollo Hospitals aims at revolutionizing personal technology with the introduction of Ask Apollo where a patient can even select the doctor of their choice and schedule a time they require consultation. Ask Apollo is a 100% virtual service and hence eliminates all hassles of travelling to the clinic or hospital and waiting in long queues.”

Shri U T Khader, Honorable Health Minister of Karnataka said, “We need to take proactive steps in improving the quality healthcare in India. This initiative by Apollo Hospitals is a step to improve accessibility to healthcare and the services of world-class, credible doctors.”

To learn more about ‘Ask Apollo’, users can log into and avail the ‘Ask Apollo’ services

About Apollo Hospital Group:

In 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India. An integrated healthcare company, the Apollo Hospitals Group has more than 8,500 beds across 54 hospitals, more than 1200 pharmacies and 100 diagnostic clinics, medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services, and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, the Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges. These accomplishments have earned the Apollo Hospitals Group accolades such as the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven Apollo hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. For more than 26 years, Apollo has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge research. Apollo hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services. 
Source: Apollo Hospitals