Apollo Hospitals marked its’ first investment into the state of Punjab, with the launch of Apollo Cradle and Apollo Clinic in Amritsar. Apollo Cradle, a hospital for women and children, is one of India’s leading players’ to offer a premium maternity experience. Cradle, with 12 centres across India, was born out of the belief that maternity is not an illness but a time for celebration. Apollo Clinic is a multi-specialty clinic where there are specialists Drs, diagnostics, treatment facilities, including dental and physiotherapy, all under one roof. With the launch of the 79th clinic in India, and the 1st in Amritsar, residents of Amritsar will now have access to the expertise of Apollo and its’ Apollo Health Checks in their neighbourhood.
Apollo Cradle and Apollo Clinic, located on Court Road in Amritsar, provide world-class infrastructure, the best in Apollo’s clinical processes and protocols and its’ trademark ‘tender loving care’ to the residents of the city. Apollo Cradle has international standard operating theatres, a level III neonatal ICU that can handle the most complex pre-term babies, a pediatric ICU and ward and luxurious patient rooms. The hospital also boasts of high-end diagnostic equipment including a 4D ultrasound machine that can detect fetal anomalies. The Apollo Clinic has multiple departments, with patients getting a choice of the best Drs and diagnostics under one roof.
Speaking on Apollo’s entry into Punjab, and specifically Amritsar, Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited said, “Apollo has always had a strong commitment to the people in India, and we have been creating a network of healthcare concepts that ensure comprehensive care across the continuum of care. With the launch of Apollo Cradle and Apollo Clinic in Amritsar, we will be able to serve the residents of Amritsar and neighbouring districts. The world class Level III neonatal ICU will make a huge difference in bridging the gap in treatment options currently for pre-term babies born in this region. Also, our maternity services combine the best of clinical excellence that Apollo has to offer with an unparalled luxury experience that every expecting mother deserves. A Cradle combines the clinical excellence of Apollo Hospital, the warmth of a home and the luxury of a hotel. In Amritsar, this is literally the case, with the Cradle being established in a building which was part of a 5 star hotel earlier.”
Commenting on this launch, Mr Neeraj Garg, CEO, Apollo Health and Lifestyle said, “There is a virtual epidemic of non-communicable diseases in India. The economic cost of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respirator disorder and cancer, is going to be huge. Individuals have to take the responsibility for managing their health better. Apollo Clinics are playing a significant role in helping alleviate the burden of NCDs in India. Early detection is critical to the management of NCDs, and with the Apollo Health Checks program, residents of Amritsar must pledge to get their health checked each year so that they win the battle against NCDs. The Apollo Clinic will also make daily healthcare simpler and more convenient, with all Drs, diagnostics and treatment facilities all under one roof.”
Apollo Cradle provides services for women that include maternity and pre-natal programs, gynecology procedures, fertility treatment, fetal medicine and for children that include pediatric medical care, neonatal ICU. The Apollo Clinic has specialist doctors in general medicine, cardiology, diabetes, orthopedics, ENT, dermatology, along with a dental treatment room, physiotherapy, stress-test, echo and ultrasound tests, X-ray, ECG and lung function testing.