Chennai. Chennai-based Apollo Hospitals has registered the second highest success rate in heart surgeries, ensuring that 99.6 per cent of such procedures done by it are success stories, the group's chairman Prathap C Reddy said here today.
Delivering an address at a Nurses Day celebration, he said while the hospital that had the highest success rate charged 50,000 dollars for the surgery, Apollo was more cost effective as it charged less than 4,000 dollars.
Reddy said the Apollo Group had successfully performed over 57,000 heart surgeries since its inception and was ranked in the world's top 10 hospitals for the largest number of heart surgeries.
By next year, the group aims to have over 1,000 telemedicine centres in rural areas of the country, taking quality healthcare to more people, he said.
He urged the nurses of Apollo to live up to the best standards of their profession and to champion the cause of each patient.
Actress Suhasini Maniratnam lauded the human approach of nurses and also stressed the importance of healthy nurse- patient interaction.