Hyderabad, October 15th 2020: In an effort to support the Government’s valiant battle against COVID-19, Apollo Hospitals announced that it is prepared to administer over 1 million COVID-19 vaccines daily. The group will leverage its robust pan India web of 19 medicine supply hubs with cold chain facilities. And with use of their 70 hospitals, 400+ clinics, 500 corporate health centers, 4000 pharmacies alongside their omni-channel digital platform Apollo 24|7, the hospital ensures massive administration capacity of COVID-19 vaccines. And there’s a reason to smile.
About 30 per cent of India is roughly 30 minutes away from an Apollo pharmacy. And which can then guarantee safe and widespread reach of the vaccine, if required. More than ten thousand Apollo employees are undergoing required training and will be stationed at Apollo centers to administer the vaccine.
Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, The Apollo Group of Hospitals said: “As the entire country awaits a vaccine for the deadly infectious disease, one of the major challenges will be safe. And orderly delivery of doses, for the population of 1.3 billion Indians, especially the vulnerable.
We are happy to share that, Apollo Hospitals have been, strengthening its vaccine cold chain for supply and gearing up all facilities for efficient and fast administration. Also with the highest safety standards, for up to 1 million doses per day”. And if possible over 1 million as required?
Tests of Covid-19 vaccines…
She also said: “As the largest and most trusted integrated healthcare network in the country, we believe that it is our duty and responsibility to actively participate in the nation’s fight against COVID-19. And make India safe and healthy. Till date we have tested over 2,50,000 and have treated over 75,000 patients”.
“Going forward it will be our privilege to work with all governments, governmental agencies and healthcare networks to ensure that a large number of people get the vaccine. Quickly and safely as it becomes available. We are proud that Indian manufacturers will make most of the world’s supply of vaccine, and as healthcare service providers we will ensure the safest and most comprehensive delivery.”
Technology for Covid-19 Vaccine?
Technology will play a large role in ensuring that all citizens have access to the vaccine and how it will be administered and prioritized, Apollo Hospitals is among the first healthcare providers to start working with the National Digital Health Mission. Additionally, Apollo 24|7 will host a dedicated platform for all the information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Users will be able to register themselves on Apollo 24|7. And hospitals will keep them abreast with the latest update around vaccine development. The platform will generate a unique number for every user registering on the platform interoperability with the NDHM effort. Through the portal, users will be receiving constant updates about the vaccines.
To register for vaccine updates, please download the Apollo 24|7 app or visit:www.apollo247.com
About Apollo 24|7:
Apollo’s 24|7 is India’s largest end-to-end omni-channel healthcare platform launched on 5th February, 2020. The platform enables users from any part of the country to use trusted Apollo services from their phones, at the click of a button. Apollo’s 24|7 is incubated by Apollo Hospital as a new-age digital healthcare start-up.
The platform currently offers a full bouquet of healthcare services – 24×7 consultation with 7000+ Apollo doctors pan-India and across 55+ specialties, seamless medicine delivery at home, diagnostic test booking and doorstep sample collection, digital health records and more.
The platform recently launched Apollo’s ProHealth, which is the first ever preventive health management program. Apollo’s 24|7 has overcome the hindrance of time and place, as the services are available 24*7 and accessible by people from any location.