THE PIONEER OF PRIVATE HEALTHCARE IN INDIA
Ms. Sangita Reddy is the Joint Managing Director of the Apollo Hospitals Group. Widely acknowledged as the promoter of the avant-garde in Indian private healthcare and a proponent of integrated healthcare, Ms. Reddy has helped Apollo Hospitals touch the lives of millions from about 140 countries
“Ms. Reddy is a driving force for the eHealth initiatives & has enabled Apollo to emerge as a recipient of three consecutive ICT achievement awards”
Ms. Sangita Reddy had formally joined the Apollo Group in 1983. She drew inspiration from her father and Founding Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy whose mission was to bring healthcare within the reach of every individual in the country. A BSc graduate from the Women’s Christian College in Chennai, Ms. Reddy also holds a post-graduate degree and has done executive courses in Hospital Administration from the National University of Singapore, Rutgers University and Harvard University.
INGENIOUS AND VISIONARY
It was under her confidently led stewardship that Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad bloomed as Asia’s first Health City – an example that helped develop multi-dimensional holistic healthcare in India. An active participant of the founding team, she contributed immensely in the initial years of Apollo Hospitals as Executive Assistant to Chairman, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and helped in evolving a patient-centric and process-driven culture.
Ms. Reddy is passionately committed to evolving healthcare using effective and efficient technology. Under her able leadership, Apollo has emerged as a recipient of three consecutive ICT achievement awards. Instrumental in the Group’s retail and primary healthcare expansion, Ms. Reddy has made giant efforts in promoting services and operations at Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd., having healthcare retail service formats such as family health clinics, diagnostic centres, birthing boutiques & maternal health centres, ambulatory surgery centres, dental spas and diabetes management facilities. In addition to strengthening the care continuum, Ms. Reddy introduced Apollo Home Care for the provision of trusted medical care in the comfort of patients’ homes and Apollo Elder Care to provide customised geriatric care.
Moreover, cognizant of the acute need for well-trained manpower, she has also led a partnership between Apollo Hospitals & NSDC, with a goal to employ half a million individuals before 2020.
She works with industry bodies and the GOI on various aspects of policy development and public health. A fervent champion, both believing in and strongly implementing the welfare of all through a global delivery model comprising rural hospitals, outreach camps and telemedicine, Sangita is actively engaged with governments to provide innovative health services harnessing digital platforms.
Ms. Reddy has also helped promote interests of the business community as the Chairperson of FICCI for the states of Telangana & A.P., & as its National Head of Healthcare. She has also been a part of the policy-making team of our country as an elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the 12th FYP (2012–2017) under the erstwhile Planning Commission. She’s a recipient of various prestigious awards for business & leadership. However, her mainspring is her resolute commitment to bring revolutionary changes in Indian healthcare making it much more accessible, affordable and truly inclusive. She is a true visionary & a motivational figure for millions across the country.