India-based multinational healthcare group Apollo Hospitals has introduced specialised healthcare units in Tiruchi, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, reported The Hindu.

These facilities include a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and a comprehensive paediatrics and children’s speciality unit to cater to the critical healthcare needs of children.

Indian Academy of Paediatrics Tiruchi chapter president Dr K. Ramanathan emphasised the importance of timely medical or surgical interventions in preventing complications and ensuring the long-term health of children.

The newly established facilities offer care across various medical domains, including neonatology, paediatrics, paediatric cardiology, paediatric nephrology, and other super specialities.

These units are aligned with Apollo Hospitals’ efforts to provide comprehensive and advanced healthcare solutions for the younger demographic.

Apollo Hospitals operates a network of 73 hospitals with a cumulative capacity exceeding 10,000 beds.

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It runs over 5,000 pharmacies and more than 378 clinics.

Apollo manages over 1,500 diagnostic centres and has telemedicine centres about 200.

Furthermore, it operates more than 15 medical education centres and research foundations.

Earlier this month, Apollo’s Mysuru unit, in collaboration with a health technology startup LifeSigns, launched a 5G ambulance to transform emergency medical services in rural India. 

This life-saving vehicle, which is claimed to be a first-of-its-kind intelligent ambulance, is 5G connected and equipped with the latest technology and medical facilities.

In November, Apollo Hospitals posted a profit of Rs2.33bn for the second quarter of fiscal year 2024 (Q2 FY24), representing a 14% increase from the Rs2.04bn profit reported in the same quarter last year.