Biography of Dr. Pratap Chandra Reddy

Biography of Dr.Pratap Chandra Reddy


Dr.Pratap Chandra Reddy

Born: 1933, Aragon, Madras Presidency

Career/Profession/Position: Founder, Apollo Hospitals Group

Doctor. Pratap Reddy is the creator of Apollo Hospitals, India’s first corporate hospital group. He is a doctor by trade. He revolutionized healthcare in India. He inspired many people with his ideas that led to more than 750 hospitals run by corporates in India to the present.

Dr. Pratap C Reddy received a medical doctorate from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, and was later certified as a cardiologist in the UK and in the United States. He completed his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and also headed various research projects within the Missouri State Chest Hospital, USA before returning to India in the year 1978.

Dr. Reddy came back to India after his time as the Chief Resident of Worcester City Hospital, US. After his return, he began doing small-scale surgery within the town of Madras. Dr. Reddy came up with the idea to establish an organization called the Apollo Hospitals Group when a patient was unable to get to Texas to undergo an open heart operation. The incident led Dr. Reddy to open a world-class hospital in India itself. Dr. Reddy would like to construct the hospital in a way that is accessible to the common man.


Biography of Dr. Pratap Chandra Reddy



Biography of Dr. Pratap Chandra Reddy


Doctor. Pratap Reddy’s dream came into reality in 1983 when the Apollo Hospitals Group set up its first hospital in Chennai. It was a small hospital with 150 beds and growing to a 150-bed hospital, the Apollo Hospitals Group has consistently maintained its top position in the field of medical innovations, clinical services, and cutting-edge research. It has performed extremely well. Apollo Hospitals Group is one of the biggest hospital clusters in the world, comprising around 50 hospitals in various locations across India that have 8500 beds and 4000 trained doctors, and 65,000 professionals. They are regularly ranked to be among the top hospitals around the world in terms of advanced medical care. They serve more than 26 lakh patients across 120 nations. Seven of them hold the famous JCI acknowledgment.

Doctor. Pratap C. Reddy has been the first to introduce organizational changes within the healthcare private sector. In this context, he created Apollo Institutes for Post Graduate Medical and Nursing Education, Hospital Administration, Physiotherapy, Clinical Research, and Paramedical Programmes. Through the creation of Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Swastya Super Highway, Apollo DKV Insurance Company, and Apollo Reach Hospitals, the Apollo Group today is a leading provider of next-generation, health solutions that are inclusive.


Biography of Dr. Pratap Chandra Reddy


Honors and Awards

Dr. Pratap C. Reddy was given the Padma Bhushan in 1991 for his contributions to the growth of the private healthcare industry and his participation in numerous regulatory changes relating to import restrictions, licensing and transplantation of organs within the healthcare industry.

He was also awarded the Mother Teresa “Citizen of the Year” award.

The award was presented the pioneering work in the field of health by the Harvard School of Publications

“Lifetime Achievement Award” presented in the name of Hospi Medica International

Received ‘Asia Pacific Bio Business Leadership Award’ by the University of Southern California

“Modern Medicare Excellence Award” given by ICICI Group

In November 2009 in November 2009, in November 2009, the Government of India honored Apollo Hospitals Group’s contributions to the health sector by publishing the stamp of postage.

In March of 2010, the Government of India Dr. Pratap C. Reddy was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award.

Under the direction of Director Dr. Pratap C Reddy, Apollo Group has done many civic-based projects like “Save the Heart Foundation for Children” (SACH), “Cure Foundation for Cancer Treatment”, “Indian Head Injury Foundation” (IHIF), ” Distance Healthcare Advancement’ (DISHA) and has performed many things that have transformed the lives of those battling severe illnesses.

As Chairperson of the National Health Committee, Dr. Pratap C. Reddy created subcommittees that were charged with determining the requirements for the accreditation of Indian hospitals.

Life events

1933: Born in Aragonda, Madras Presidency

1978: Return to India from America

1983 Apollo Hospitals Group’s very first center was opened in Chennai

1991: Padma Bhushan Award

2009 The Government of India honored Apollo Hospitals by issuing a postage stamp

2010 In March in March 2010, the Government of India honored Dr. Pratap C. Reddy by awarding him the Padma Vibhushan.


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