Apollo Tele Health Services

Reforming the Public Health System - in a PPP with the Govt of Andhra Pradesh

Apollo Hospitals extends its commitment to rural and remote healthcare as the service provider for the Government of AP, thereby providing primary healthcare and telemedicine facilities for urban poor population of Andhra Pradesh.

In line with the mission of the Honorable Chief Minister Shri Chandrababu Naidu to provide prompt integrated quality primary healthcare for the urban poor population of Andhra Pradesh at their doorstep, Andhra Pradesh was the first state to float a tender to upgrade Urban Primary Health Centers (UHC) into eUPHCs. These Centers established by the Government serve as the first point of intervention for patients who typically can be treated at the primary level for their basic healthcare needs. Through this initiative, the Government aims to reform the public health system and serve the healthcare needs of families which are below and close to the poverty line.

Apollo Consortium won this tender, making ATHS the designated healthcare provider for 164 such Mukhyamantri Aarogyam Kendram across 9 districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Honorable Chief Minister Sri Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the Electronic Urban Primary Healthcare Centre (eUPHC) in Vijayawada on November 9th 2016.

ATHS will provide primary healthcare services through General Practitioners and nurses along with laboratory investigations at these eUPHCs. Patients can now access Apollo’s Specialist doctors remotely through sTelehealth solutions.

ATHS is delighted to be a part of the Government’s healthcare reform journey through initiatives like eUPHCs and is confident of leveraging the best technological innovations to enhance access to quality healthcare for all. Through this initiative, ATHS aims to serve 13.2 million people in three years, thereby catering to basic and advanced healthcare needs of approximately 20% of the total population of Andhra Pradesh.

The National Health Mission aims to take this initiative across more states and leverage the best technological innovations to provide primary healthcare to the underserved population of the country