The Apollo Group of Hospitals has invested Rs.500 crore to firm up its expansion in Karnataka with a facility in Bengaluru that will focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This 200-bed facility developed in two acres of land is their fourth in the state of Karnataka in addition to the ones existing at Bannerghatta Road and Jayanagar in Bengaluru and one in Mysore.
This hospital has been established to address the rapid rise of NCDs that are affecting the population. It is disheartening to see that people continue to suffer from disorders like heart attacks, epilepsy, stroke and many other diseases despite the fact that timely diagnosis and proper treatment can prevent or cure any disease, said Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
“India is burdened today by the incidence of NCDs in the form of cancer, diabetes and cardiac diseases. According to a recent WHO report, these ailments are a leading cause of mortality and account for 60 per cent of all mortalities in India. This effort comes in as an initiative to contribute to WHO’s seven year global action plan to prevent and control NCDs”, said Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister of State for Food, Civil Supply & Consumer Affairs, Govt. of Karnataka, who inaugurated the facility.
The hospital is well-equipped with latest infrastructure, advanced technology and a team of specialists to address and cater to the rising need of attention towards non communicable diseases which are on the rise in the state.
“Particularly in Bengaluru, we see about 1200 cases coming to us every month on an average between the age group of 30-40 years. The primary focus of this facility at Sheshadripuram Hospital would be to tackle NCDs that have witnessed a rapid increase in the number of cases especially in the recent years”, said Lt. Gen. Dr Naresh Parmar, CEO – Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka Region.
The five specialities that Apollo Hospital Sheshadripuram would focus on are cardiac sciences, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical & surgical gastroenterology & general and laparoscopic surgery.