Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals has signed a pact with Stanford University to gain insights into cardiovascular risks reduction in South Asians. Apollo Hospitals has “signed an MoU with Stanford University for the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI) related to South Asians and chronic disease,” the healthcare provider said in a statement.
Conceptualised with an overall objective to reduce cardiovascular mortality in South Asians, as per the MoU, both parties will attempt to delve deeper into causes associated with cardiovascular risk in diabetic and prediabetic South Asians, it added. “Both the organisations are driven by the same objective of strengthening and broadening research on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s), while also promoting the need for healthy living,” the statement said.
While initiatives like the collaboration with Stanford are aimed at fighting the rising incidences of NCD’s, Apollo Hospitals has also been emphasising on the need to control communicable diseases, which is also a growing concern, it added. Established in 1983 by Prathap Reddy, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise has 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,200 pharmacies, over 90 primary care and diagnostic clinics, 110 plus telemedicine centres across India.