Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Dr. Sangita Reddy is a Global Healthcare Influencer, Healthcare Technocrat, Social Entrepreneur and Humanitarian. Passionately committed to transforming healthcare system through technological advancements and accelerating positive transformation for effective healthcare service delivery. She has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by Macquarie University Australia, in recognition of her untiring efforts and resolute commitment to bring transformative changes in healthcare, development of Health IT and championing manifold initiatives both in India and abroad. She is an Honorary Consul of Brazil in Hyderabad, Appointed by Govt. of India.
Influencing Global Healthcare – As an influencing policy maker and reformist, she is actively engaged with governments and industry bodies on aspects of public health and policy development.
Dr. Sangita Reddy is a member of The World Economic Forum, Sr. Vice President & Director of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries) and was an elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) by the Planning Commission, Government of India.
Dr. Sangita Reddy has been nominated by Government of India as a Member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology. She is an Executive Member at National Association of Software & Services Cos (NASSCOM) and was on the Board for Development Institute, USA and GAVI.Org.
She has advocated and influenced policy reform needs and is an acclaimed speaker on global healthcare forums around the world including the World Health Congress. As a member of the Rockefeller working Group she contributes for development of private sector’s role in global healthcare industry.
Driving Healthcare Technology & Innovation – A firm believer in the potential of leveraging technology in a holistic manner, Dr. Sangita Reddy is focused on setting benchmarks in futuristic health care projects enabling IOT, AI, Data Analytics, drone tech and Block Chain. A driving force for the eHealth initiatives, it is under her leadership that Apollo Hospitals has received three consecutive HiMSS-Elsevier ICT achievement awards and four hospitals have achieved the HiMSS Level-6 certification. Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad has emerged as Asia’s first Health City.
In an initiative to build a healthier India, Dr. Sangita Reddy launched Mobile Clinics equipped with high-end technology for advanced screening of NCDs for reaching the masses who does not have easy access to affordable and quality healthcare.
An Entrepreneur Promoting Affordable and Sustainable Social Initiatives – Committed to building a more inclusive healthcare ecosystem in the nation, one of her initiatives has been Apollo Reach, which aims to build a string of secondary care hospitals in rural areas across India. It is under her leadership the world’s 1st Telemedicine Centre, at an altitude of 14,000 feet, has been successfully established by Apollo Telehealth.
Dr. Sangita Reddy is also Chairman at Apollo Knowledge, an education initiative focused on shaping healthcare human capital for tomorrow. Apollo Knowledge initiatives are driven through setting up of Medical Colleges, the online learning platform Medvarsity and Apollo MedSkills. Today, Apollo MedSkills is the largest and most preferred healthcare skilling institution in India.
Driving Humanitarian Initiatives – Dr. Sangita Reddy heads Apollo Philanthropy, an umbrella entity encompassing ‘Save a Child’s Heart Initiative’, SAHI, CURE and the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation. She also led the formation of the Total Health Foundation which aims to improve the ‘total health’ of people by acting on the wider determinants of health as well as providing access to healthcare.
Steering the awareness and cause of Organ Donation, Dr. Sangita Reddy has implemented initiatives to bring together volunteer groups, healthcare organizations, civil society organizations, governments, NGO’s and public sector institutions on a common platform to create an Organ Donation Bank.
Educational Qualifications – A graduate in Science from the Women’s Christian College in Chennai, India, Dr. Sangita Reddy has pursued post-graduation courses in Hospital Administration from Rutgers University, Harvard University and the National University of Singapore.
Directorships – Dr. Sangita Reddy is director on 16 companies in India which are spread across Healthcare, Alternate Energy, Real Estate and Software Development
Awards and Recognitions – Dr. Sangita Reddy has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for business and leadership. In 2019, She was presented with the “Best Female Healthcare Leader “Mediko award from the prestigious Indian Medical Association. In 2007, FICCI Ladies Organization, Hyderabad chapter awarded Dr. Sangita Reddy for her contribution to ‘Women Power & Entrepreneurship’. In 2005-06 Dr. Sangita Reddy was awarded the Top Woman Entrepreneur in the Information and Communication Technology Sector by Govt of Andhra Pradesh. In 1998, Dr. Sangita Reddy received the Young Manager of the Year Award from the Hyderabad Management Association.
Gagan Bhalla, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Sugar Clinics
The future of healthcare is in the right balance of research, expertise, technology, and empathy. – Mr. Gagan Bhalla
Having been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, Mr. Gagan Bhalla is well aware of a person’s journey in a healthcare setup. Over the years, he has been tirelessly working toward improving this journey to make it more patient-centric.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that needs lifelong management as uncontrolled and undetected diabetes leads to heart, kidney, eye, and foot complications that end up in unnecessary deaths.
Unfortunately in India, there are more than 100 million people affected by diabetes and prediabetes and most of them are not even aware of their condition. This has led to rampant prevalence of uncontrolled diabetes causing hospitalizations due to serious diabetes complications. Undetected and uncontrolled diabetes is a silent assassin and a precursor to many other acute diseases.
To improve the quality of care and to make this quality care more accessible is the vision and mission of Mr. Gagan Bhalla. The passion and panache he has breathed into Apollo Sugar Clinics has made it possible to invigorate the entire unit to serve people with diabetes. His belief of a good balance of expertise, skilled manpower and technology has worked wonders for Apollo Sugar Clinics.
While managing a chain of clinics delivering world class diabetes care all over the country, Mr. Gagan Bhalla had ensured that every clinic has the best Endocrinologist, Diabetologist, trained specialist staff, diabetes counsellors, and diabetes educators.
All these centers are integrated to the main center in Hyderabad in order to facilitate electronic medical records, and call center support systems for both in-bound and outbound calls.
As an alumni of IIT Mumbai, he believes that technology can go places where human presence is physically not possible and he had ensured that Apollo Sugar Clinics adopted the technology mode to serve patients beyond the clinic.
In order to do this, he has personally supervised the implementation of Apollo Sugar Clinics’ proprietary connected glucometer, Apollo Sugar app, home-care kit, and other technology-based solutions to track patient health parameters. He had ensured that every person with diabetes in the Apollo Sugar Clinics ecosystem gets assured diabetes care and assured outcomes so that they are free from heart, kidney, eye, and foot complications.
He is an expert in creating new and successful healthcare businesses, business leaders and improving existing businesses.
Mr. Gagan Bhalla:
• CEO, Apollo Sugar Clinics 2014 – Present.
• Director, Strategy & Operations, Max Bupa, 2012-2014.
• Managing Director, Corporate Strategy and M&A, Aetna, 2010-2012.
• Principal, Healthcare & Life Sciences Management Consulting, Accenture, 2003- 2010.
• Co-Founder, and VP, Business Development, Health Application Labs, 2001-2002.
• B.Tech, IIT, Mumbai, 1992-1996.
• M.S., Vanderbilt University, 1996-1997.
• MBA, Finance, Healthcare, INSEAD/ The Wharton School, 2003.