Apollo hospitals tells the story of a man with a mission who created a new industry within India. Dr. Prathap Reddy, a cardiologist, started a 150-bed hospital in Chennai in 1983 that went on to become what now is a 50-hospital chain. The initial aim was simple: build a bridge between the huge gap in the demand and supply of hospitals and quality healthcare outside the public system. Yet what set the Apollo chain apart is the dedication to patient satisfaction.