Dr K. Hari Prasad, President – Hospitals Division, Apollo with Macquarie’s Professor Stephen Deane, Associate Dean (Clinical Partnerships)
He already knew there were great doctors in India – what was missing was the right environment and infrastructure to help them thrive and succeed. So, he set about creating Apollo with the purpose of providing the right resources for India’s doctors.
We’re moving more and more towards a world without borders. Here at Apollo, we’re so much more than an Indian community, or even an Asian community; we’re a global community, and anything we can do which adds value to that, is important to us. For example, there’s currently a severe shortage of doctors and healthcare workers worldwide. We have the infrastructure and people to help deliver and create global doctors, so we’re always open to helping bridge that gap.
The benefits for the students are numerous. The disease profiles in India and Australia, for example, are completely different; the exposure the students will have at both Macquarie and Apollo will be very enriching. We treat more than half a million patients a year, giving opportunities to the students to experience such depth and breadth of clinical cases. On a non-medical front, the students will become better human beings for it – being exposed to the world and the range of cultures, customs, traditions will be enriching for them. And finally, the experience and enthusiasm of our faculty and staff is infectious. They are very excited to meet the students and we look forward to having them here.”