Apollo Hospitals Partners Airtel Nigeria To Create Access To World Renowned Doctors

By Adebayo Dawodu

Apollo Hospitals one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the world is now partnering with leading mobile telecommunications provider, Airtel Nigeria, to enhance access to world-class healthcare services to the people of Nigeria.

Under the partnership, “Ask Apollo” would enable video consultation by Airtel Nigeria Premier customers with Apollo Hospitals doctors in India with prior appointment.

In addition to this service Apollo Hospitals would also work with Airtel Nigeria on creating health awareness with a particular emphasis on preventive healthcare.

According to Dr Hari Prasad CEO of Apollo Hospitals Group, Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Nigeria are taking advantage of the technology revolution to get the people of Nigeria closer to world-renowned doctors from Apollo Hospitals.

Speaking on the initiative, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, noted that the partnership with Apollo Hospitals will not only make it possible for Airtel Premier customers to have access to experienced healthcare practitioners and life-saving information, it also offers convenience and a platform for improved quality of life.

“This is another demonstration of Airtel's commitment to enhancing the quality of life of Nigerians through innovative products and services. Because we see our customers as more than just a connection, we have taken this further step to provide them access to excellent medical attention, which they ordinarily would have travelled abroad for”, Ogunsanya stated.

Airtel Premier Customers interested in availing these services may call 09022222006 or 09022222007. These consultation facilities will be available at Diamond Helix Medical Assistance Ltd, Plot-8, Block-91 Iron Bar Street, Off Providence Street, Lekki Phase-1, Lagos, every Saturday at noon for three hours.

This service offers 10% discount on the consultation fees and has the additional advantage of 5-10% discount on Emirates Airline flights, if a customer wishes to proceed to India for further medical attention.

About Apollo
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 30 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.

About Bharti Airtel:

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. With headquarters in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 300 million customers across its operations at the end of August 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com