retain Apollo name?
India’s Apollo Hospitals Chairman,
Dr. Prathap Reddy is due in Sri Lanka this month for
talks with business tycoon Harry Jayawardena on possibilities
of retaining the name for Colombo’s Apollo.
Jayawardene’s Sri Lanka Insurance
Corporation (SLIC) now controls the hospital. “SLIC
is considering an option where Apollo can manage a certain
sector in the medical area in order to retain the Apollo
brand name,” a hospital company source said.
He said Apollo’s Indian doctors
are also anticipating a ‘favourable outcome,’
after Dr. Reddy’s visit. “They do not want
All Indian doctors, except the ones
whose contracts have ended, have been assured continued
employment. The Apollo brand awareness has been active
in the country way before the hospital was built in
Colombo. “It would be a wise move to retain the
name,” the source said.