Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, recently introduced a health check up programme that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and draws on a massive repository of medical records to predict health risks from non-communicable diseases in a simple score sheet and pledges to bring the threat down to the threshold of safety. It also provides each patient with a personal health mentor to guide them through the process of investigations and remind them of the scheduled consultations and repeat tests to monitor the diminishing risk factors. The check-up programme was formally launched by Dr. Rana Dasgupta, CEO, AGHL, along with Somnath Bhattacharya, VP, Business Administration, AGHL, and Dr. Jhuma Bagchi, Assistant Medical Superintendent, AGHL.
Dr. Dasgupta said, “Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and obesity are not only a deterrent to individual well-being but also have a crippling effect on our aggressive economy to fit into which citizens need to be healthy. About 80% of NCD-mortality is preventable. WHO (World Health Organisation) has emphasised that chronic lifestyle ailments are best managed via preventive measures. Through the launch of Apollo ProHealth, Apollo Hospitals pledges to help people to take certain steps now so that it is not necessary to heal them later.”
Dr. Bagchi said, “Apollo ProHealth is basically a war against NCDs. We are going to start a three year continuous health programme with the mission to predict, prevent and overcome NCDs.”
Somnath Bhattacharya, VP (Business Development), AGHL, said, “ProHealth stands on the three pillars of predict, prevent and overcome. This will ensure tangible, measurable changes in the lives of people.”