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      Aircel introduces the first Tele Healthcare delivery on your mobile in association with Apollo Hospitals Group

      Aircel is the number 1 Telecom player in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Assam and North East Apollo is the largest Integrated Healthcare Corporation in Asia Introduces ‘Aircel Apollo Mobile HealthCare’

      New Delhi, September 29, 2010

      Aircel the fast growing Pan India telecom operator in the country, today announced the launch of the first Tele Healthcare delivery, ‘Aircel Apollo Mobile HealthCare’ for the consumers in India in association with the leader in Integrated Healthcare, the Apollo Hospitals Group. With a subscriber base of over 45 million, Aircel, the fifth largest service provider along with Apollo will address Healthcare and reach out to the masses anytime anywhere with the help of dynamic products, i.e. Tele Medicine and Tele Triage to begin with.

      Tele Medicine provides interactive healthcare in real-time online utilizing modern technology and telecommunications. This allows the patients to consult physician /specialist over video for immediate health care. Tele Medicine is an invaluable tool in healthcare as it helps patients to get service from doctors even in remote areas without the need of patient’s physical presence at doctor’s clinic. The patient data is collected through various processes like history, data-entry, biometrics and integration of medical equipment. The data is stored and shared between healthcare professionals to diagnose, treat and follow-up be it (regular treatment, post–surgery etc). Some of the significant benefits are, reduced patient health risks; enhanced access to care for patients living in rural/remote areas; reduced healthcare delivery costs; saves time and travel; minimized hospital admissions and objective and timely clinical information. This will be available at exclusive Aircel Retail outlets and at other Retail outlets as well.

      Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Aircel said, “It is always our endeavor to provide the best and the most relevant products and services to the masses at large and open to them a world of possibilities. ‘Aircel Apollo Mobile HealthCare’, is going to address the most critical part of our lives i.e. ‘Health’ which is often neglected due to lack of resources and access as there exists a regional imbalance when it comes to Healthcare facilities in the country. This initiative with Apollo Hospitals Group, will bring a revolution in Healthcare as it provides the best in Medical Care on your Mobile anytime anywhere. We will roll-out our services from Chennai and gradually go Pan India.”

      Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Apollo Group has continuously been at the helm of several game-changing innovations in Indian healthcare. Our partnership with Aircel will forever transform the way Healthcare is delivered to the citizens of this country and accelerate the Apollo Group vision of touching a Billion lives. Our HealthHub will deliver quality healthcare services using a combination of brick-and-mortar and virtually delivered online services.”

      Tele Triage is a solution to manage patient health concerns and symptoms via a telephone interaction by doctors anytime, anywhere. This service provides a structured medical advice and a disposition based on the symptoms and is available round –the- clock, from qualified Apollo Clinicians. It provides basic healthcare at the convenience of your home. It is Low -cost, High- quality innovative healthcare solution on your Mobile. In case you need Medicine (OTC) then the Doc can have it delivered to you through Apollo Pharmacy. In case of an emergency the Doc can send an ambulance through the Apollo Chain where-ever possible. Also, if you need to set up an appointment with a specialist then the Doc will do the needful.

      About Aircel

      Aircel, a part of Maxis Communications Berhad, Malaysia, is India’s fifth largest GSM mobile service provider with a subscriber base of over 45 million and is the fastest growing mobile operator in the country. It is the market leader in Tamil Nadu, Assam, North-East and Chennai. . Aircel is now present in 22 Telecom Circles (Mumbai, Pune, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Assam, Bihar, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, North-East , Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, MP & Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Punjab & Gujarat ) and with spectrum secured for all the remaining circles (a total of 23 circles in India), the company is on track to become a leading Pan-India Operator. For more information, please log on to www.aircel.com

      About Apollo

      In 1983, Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare, launched the first corporate hospital in India. An integrated healthcare company, the Apollo Hospitals Group has over 8,500 beds across 50 hospitals, more than 1000 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 Apollo Hospitals Group has 10 nursing and hospital management colleges. These accomplishments have earned Apollo Hospitals Group accolades such as the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a health care organization. Apollo, for over 26 years, has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting edge research. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services. For more information visit www.apollohospitals.com

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