Appollo Hospitals partners with Dr Murthy’s Medical Clinic to open new health facility in Seychelles |30 May 2023
The Apollo Hospitals Group announced its entry in Seychelles yesterday with Apollo Hub and Tele Health Services.
This was announced by the Indian high commissioner to Seychelles, Kartik Pande, in the presence of Seychelles’ Minister for Lands and Housing, Billy Rangasamy, in a ceremony at Dr Murthy’s Clinic.
The Apollo Hub will be managed by Seychelles’ leading private medical centre, Dr Murthy’s Medical & Gastro clinic. It will connect patients and physicians and give a convenient access to Apollo Hospitals’ vast pool of medical resources.
When addressing the guests, HC Pande stated that collaborative efforts in health care are of the utmost importance, particularly in light of the escalating incidence of non-communicable diseases and the ever-widening supply-demand gap in super specialty care.
He congratulated Apollo Hospitals and Dr Murthy’s Clinic and extended all his support to promote such opportunities for the medical fraternity to collaborate.
“We all want to enjoy life healthily with our loved ones. There are many things that we can do that will improve our health such as stress management,” he stated.
For his part Minister Rangasamy stated that the collaboration was a “phenomenal opportunity between Seychelles and India and the beautiful partnership between both countries and we thank God for this beautiful day today. We know this will be great for the health of our Seychellois”.
In a special message, Dr. K. Hariprasad, Group President of Apollo Hospitals, thanked Mr Pande, and Minister Rangasamy, and said he appreciated the efforts of Dr Murthy.
He remarked that “we treasure our decades-old relationship with Seychelles and look forward to increased clinical collaboration with Seychelles’ medical community and institutions”.
For his part, the director of Dr Murthy’s Medical Clinic, Dr Murthy Pillay, stated that the Apollo Hub connects the two countries and facilitate patients' and physicians' access.
In addition, he said they will be holding a number of health awareness initiatives in the coming months.
“We are proud that as the private sector we are launching this,” he said and thanked the International Patient Section Division.
He also spoke about the benefits it will bring not only to Seychelles, but the continuous positive relationship between Seychelles and India and the private medical sector collaborating with the public sector.
Yesterday’s ceremony also included a small video package, the Apollo Corporate Video, which showcased the advancement in the medical field and the number of benefits that the new Apollo facility will bring to Seychelles.
Jithu Jose, vice-president of Apollo's International Division, outlined the services that can be provided with the collaboration and the Apollo Facility and gave a brief background on Apollo. “We want a hospital that will make India a healthcare destination and during a meeting with the prime minister of India, he said that this is what we have to give to the people and today what you witness in Seychelles is what we have in India from India.”
With the support of the government, Apollo has been able to reach out to more countries.
Apollo Hospitals and Dr Murthy Medical also signed a memorandum of understanding. Mr Jose and Dr Murthy both signed the MoU for the private sectors.
The accompanying photos show some highlights of yesterday’s ceremony.
Photos by Louis Toussaint