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Apollo Hospitals Bags Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2012

NEW DELHI, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Dr. Prathap C Reddy Honoured With the Prestigious "Responsible Business Leader" Award

Billion Hearts Beating Foundation has won Health Promotion Award

Apollo Hospitals was honoured by 'Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards'(AREA) South Asia 2012 under two categories at New Delhi. Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group was declared the winner in the prestigious Responsible Business Leader Category and Billion Hearts Beating Foundation won the praise-worthy Health Promotion Award.

The Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards is a regional recognition Award organized by Enterprise Asia to honour companies for outstanding, innovative and world-class products, services, projects and programs in 5 categories for Enterprise and 1 individual category. More than 400 attendees along with national & international media were part of this grand event.

The AREA awards highlighted Apollo Hospitals' efforts and its relentless pursuit of excellence; which has always held itself to the highest ethical standards and gives paramount importance in building and nurturing a culture of responsible practices across every endeavor and initiative.

Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Director - New Initiatives, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, said, "We are honoured to get this prestigious award, such recognition is the greatest motivator and I am sure that these commendations will encourage and persuade us to take yet another step in building a heart healthy India. With the constant and invaluable support of our members a greater momentum was created for Billion Hearts Beating in battling the burgeoning burden of heart disease. And I am sure together we will continue to make India healthier."

The Responsible Business Leader Award is awarded to an iconic individual who is a role model in advocating and promoting all aspects of Responsible Entrepreneurship in building the business. The Health Promotion Award honors businesses that encourage and promote programmes aimed at raising awareness and improving the health of their direct and indirect stakeholders.

The various awards that were given out were Green Leadership Award, Investment in People Award, Health Promotion Award, Social Empowerment Award, SME CSR Award and Responsible Business Leader Award.

About Apollo Hospitals:

In 1983, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India, Apollo Hospitals Chennai. Over the years, Apollo Hospitals Group has grown to become one of Asia's largest integrated healthcare organizations with over 8,500 beds across 50 hospitals, more than 1350 pharmacies and over 100 diagnostic clinics. The Group also offers medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges. These achievements have earned Apollo Hospitals Group several accolades, including the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, in 2010. Apollo Hospitals Group, for over 28 years, has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.

For more information, please visit: www.apollohospitals.com

Primary Media Contact: Parul Chabbra, parul_c@apollohospitals.com, 91-9810588410

Secondary Media Contact: Kusum Sahijpal, kusum_s@apollohospitals.com, 91-9999973090

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