Chennai, India, February 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Ushering in another new era in healthcare, the Apollo Hospitals Group introduced the most advanced CyberKnife® Robotic Radio Surgery System in Asia Pacific. The world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system is designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body. The CyberKnife® was unveiled today at the Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital at Chennai, by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
As he unveiled Asia’s most advanced CyberKnife® Robotic Radio Surgery System, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The incidence of cancer has been on the rise. Prevention and preventive checks utilizing advanced diagnostics needs to be every person’s agenda to curb this surge. Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital is one of the few hospitals in India equipped to provide 360-degree cancer care. In our continuing endeavor to fight cancer, we have brought the most advanced CyberKnife® in Asia Pacific. It is the world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy. Undoubtedly the next frontier in cancer treatment.”
“India is today a global hub for world-class healthcare and we will be adding another highlight with the launch of the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System in the country,” added Dr. Prathap C Reddy.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospital in Chennai. An integrated healthcare company, the group has around 10,000 beds across 45 hospitals, over 750 pharmacies and 100 diagnostic clinics, medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services, and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research. To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, the group has 10 nursing & hospital management colleges. Harnessing technology to enhance access across India and share the repository of knowledge, there are over 100 telemedicine units across 7 countries.
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