Chennai: Apollo Hospital Enterprise announced on Monday that Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit formally released a postal stamp on Preventive Healthcare at Rajbhavan.
The commemorative stamp honours and acknowledges the Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Dr Prathap C Reddy’s pioneering efforts in encouraging preventive healthcare in India.
Chennai City, Postmaster General R Anand, Vice Chairperson Apollo Hospitals Preetha Reddy, and Ms Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals attended the special occasion at Raj Bhavan, here.
Over thirty-five years ago, in 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy had established Apollo Hospitals, India’s first corporate hospital to make advanced medical care accessible to all in the nation. Since then, Apollo Hospitals’ pioneered innumerable initiatives in healthcare management and amongst them, one was the launch of the ‘Master Health Check’, which introduced a culture of preventive healthcare into India. Cognizant of the intrinsic value of good health, Dr. Reddy has been empowering and encouraging fellow Indians to live healthy and screen regularly to diagnose disease early, particularly vital to conquer cancer.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit said, “ Dr Reddy and Apollo are synonymous with Healthcare excellence in the world. They excel in the end to end healthcare of consumers from 140 plus countries and have many firsts including the recent launch of South East Asia’s first ever Proton Cancer Care Therapy centre. Preventive Care was first pioneered in India by Dr Prathap Reddy and today I am happy to commend his dedication to Disease Prevention through this special stamp.”
Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Ms Preetha Reddy said “Our Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy ’s dream is to do all that is needed, to ensure that everyone has good health and happiness.
His life’s objective has been to not just make advanced medical care accessible to patients, but also, to prevent the onset of disease. Apollo’s Preventive Healthcare initiatives have been working tirelessly for almost four decades to ensure that his dream is realised. We take pride in having touched 20 million lives through our preventive healthcare endeavours.
It is a very significant moment for the entire Apollo family as a special preventive healthcare commemorative stamp is being released, in recognition of our efforts”.