In order to capitalise on the huge growth opportunity and to give greater focus, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL) on Wednesday announced the restructuring of its pharmacy business. The board, which met to announce the audited results, has approved the segregation of the front-end retail pharmacy business carried out in the standalone pharmacy segment into a separate company called Apollo Pharmacies Limited (APL).
As competition grows in the organised health care services, Apollo Hospitals, the largest player in the segment, plans to offer new financing options to patients in partnership with financial institutions and start-ups.
The company has recently made a Rs 25-million investment in social-impact crowd-funding platform, Impact Guru Technology Ventures, in a Series A round. This is expected to help the company offer innovative, quick, and cost-effective patient-financing solution.
Apollo Hospitals, India's largest hospital chain, on Friday informed stock exchanges that its shareholders had approved its plan to raise Rs 5 billion via issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs). The issue was taken up for discussion at the company’s 37th annual general meeting on Thursday.
The Prathap Reddy-led company had last month reported a strong 70.86 per cent year-on-year net profit growth during the quarter ended June 30 to Rs 601.6 million.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL) is expected to add 765 beds through brownfield and green field in next five years across three hospitals, with an investment of Rs 6.2 billion. This step will help expand its overall network to 73 hospitals. The hospital chain, which added over thousand bed a year in the past, has last year announced that it would bring down the speed of building up infrastructure and look at consolidation and profitability.
Shares of Apollo Hospital Enterprises (AHEL) have surged 15% to Rs 1,087 per share on the BSE after the company posted a strong 70.86% year on year growth in net profit at Rs 601.6 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q1FY19). It had a profit of Rs 352.1 million during the same period last year.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise (AHEL) has said Malaysian group IHH Healthcare’s acquisition of Fortis Healthcare would create a healthy competition, clarifying it is very early to say whether it would end the 50: 50 Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals (Kolkata) joint venture with IHH Healthcare.
MUMBAI: India’s largest hospital chain Apollo, Dubai-based Aster DM and Bengaluru-based Narayan Health in partnership with the Piramal group have emerged as the early bidders for the acquisition of the assets of Seven Hills hospitals. Some of these players have put in their expression of interest with the resolution professional for possession of the two hospitals that are in Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam, according to people directly involved in the bidding process.
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