Apollo Hospitals opens centre of excellence for critical care
The move aims to provide world-class critical care for India.
Private healthcare group Apollo Hospitals launched the Apollo Centre of Excellence in Critical Care (ACECC) in Hyderabad on 6 October.
The ACECC will harness digital technology to create an integrated network of e-ICUs, providing world-class critical care not just across the Apollo Hospitals network but also to others in partnership with non-Apollo units in India and abroad. It will also enable wider and timelier access to critical care and help implement a standardised scope of management and treatment in emergencies and critical medical situations, the Apollo Hospitals statement said.
Chairman Prathap Reddy added, "The ACECC goes beyond Apollo Hospitals through partnerships with both public and private non-Apollo units to add value and make it a win-win [situation] for patients, doctors, nursing homes and hospitals across India."
The group said the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges faced by the country concerning infrastructure to provide critical care to patients.