Hyderabad: Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd. (AHLL), which opened its 78th Apollo Clinic in Hyderabad on Friday is set to have 100 clinics in the country by end of this fiscal. The company has its clinics in 31 cities across the country and two in the Middle East.

With presence in every State, the company is setting up the clinics using a cluster approach. It has so far created clusters with headquarters in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata. Hyderabad remains one of the key clusters for the company in the country.

Hyderabad cluster has eight clinics with seven operational in Hyderabad and one in Visakhapatnam. Similarly, Bengaluru cluster has about 11 clinics in Bengaluru city and one in Mysore.

AHLL CEO Neeraj Garg told Telangana Today, “Going forward, we will continue to open more clinics in the defined clusters rather than creating new clusters. More clinics will come up in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata clusters in the near future. Kolkata city which has 12 clinics now will have two more this fiscal while the entire Kolkata cluster has 23 clinics.”


On the investment front, the company owned clinics typically attract about Rs 2.5 crore each while larger clinics with a CT facility will have an investment of over Rs 5 crore each. Of the 78

clinics, 50 per cent are company owned and the remaining being franchisee owned. Currently major chunk of clinics in Mumbai and Kolkata clusters are franchisee owned.

As the company expands operations, it intends to rope in more formally certified doctors and specialists to operate from these clinics. “We constantly improve our infrastructure, systems and processes. We ensure quality medical care delivery to our patients. AHLL has served 1.8 million patients in 2016-17 and it anticipates to serve over 2 million this fiscal,” Garg added.

Disease patterns

When asked what are the major health trends seen in the last few years, Garg informed, “We are seeing that cardiac cases are occurring in patients of younger age than before. There is growth in infertility cases. Mutations are happening in Flu every year. We are advising patients to get vaccinated against Flu. There is increase in the incidence of Dengue. Medical fraternity is also able to identify the symptoms of Dengue in advance. These cases, which usually used to come up during later half of monsoon are being detected now in April and May. ”

He added, “We also seen specific patterns in certain cities. For instance in Bengaluru, we are seeing increase in chest diseases among children due to pollution and high exposure to pollen.”

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