ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Much to the delight of people who need correct information about the healthcare services provided by the Apollo Hospitals, the Apollo Hospitals Group has established an information centre at A Sector, Raj Bhavan, here.
The centre was inaugurated by local MLA Techi Kaso on Thursday. With this, the Apollo Group now has 50 information centres in East and Northeast India.
The centre here, which has been set up in partnership with local entrepreneur Biki Ponung, will provide information regarding guidance and treatment assistance for patients intending to receive advanced treatment at any of the Apollo Hospitals.
Kaso appealed to the Apollo Hospital’s authority to ensure that the patients referred from Arunachal to Apollo Hospitals in the cities get better healthcare facilities.
“The people of the state are innocent, and they face hardships in obtaining value-added services,” he said.
Later, addressing journalists at the Arunachal Press Club, New Delhi-based Indraprastha Apollo Hospital’s CEO, P Shivakumar, informed that the centre will offer “super-specialty OPD consultation services of visiting doctors from the Apollo Hospitals located in Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata.”
He said the information centre would be “a one-stop location for arranging prior appointments with consultations at any of these four locations (the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata) before departure, arranging ambulance pickup for patients at respective airports and railway stations, assisting in procuring estimates, treatment advice and second opinion for patients.”
South Region Apollo Hospitals’ vice-president, R Sudharsan, informed that the group will be organizing a health awareness campaign, themed ‘Apollo Day’, here on 15 and 16 November.
“The programme will include basic life support training session for police personnel, multi-speciality health screening camps, awareness programmes at the state secretariat and corporate establishments, and first-aid training sessions for village heads,” he said.