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Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals celebrates International Yoga Day
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Senior doctors, nurses, medical staff and patients perform yoga under the guidance of Yog Guru Prajapati Ji

New Delhi, June 21, 2015: The Sunday morning at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals witnessed a large number of men and women performing asanas and mudras as the hospital celebrated the International Yoga Day with its senior doctors, nurses, medical staff and patients. More than xx participants benefitted from the yoga session under the guidance of Yog Guru Prajapati Ji. The session lasted from 7:30 am till 10 am.

Yoga is India’s gift to the world. We are really proud to celebrate this day at Apollo Hospitals. This is a good initiative and in line with our theme of “Life is Priceless”. Indian healthcare is facing a huge burden with the rapid increase of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals is involved in multiple initiatives including Personalized Health Checks and Public Awareness Programmes. Practicing yoga and celebrating Yoga Day is yet another step to help the nation to curb this huge threat of NCDs.” said Maj Gen (Dr) L R Sharma, Director, Medical Services – Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.

The session saw participation from people aged between 18 and 80 years. The audience was very participative and enjoyed the session, which was followed by healthy snacks and refreshments. A live telecast of the National event to mark the day organized at Rajpath was also shown at the hospital’s auditorium.

The United Nations has declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The motto behind this initiative is to make this day into a major offering of yoga and a possibility for people of all age groups, religions, nationalities and social backgrounds to experience meditation, expanding their perception of life from individuality to universality.

About Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s first JCI accredited hospital, is a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Commissioned in July 1996, it is the third super-specialty tertiary care hospital set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group. Spread over 15 acres, it houses 57 specialties with more than 300 specialists and more than 700 operational beds, 19 operation theatres, 138 ICU beds, round-the-clock pharmacy, NABL accredited laboratories, 24-hour emergency services and an active air ambulance service. Apollo Hospitals Delhi has the leading programme in kidney and liver transplant in the country. The first successful pediatrics and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The hospital is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise. It provides a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients. The Hospital has introduced the most sophisticated imaging technology to India with the introduction of 64 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI, Novalis Tx and the integrated PET Suite. Indraprastha Apollo has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The Hospital has been consistently ranked amongst the best 10 hospitals in India by The Week survey for the past few years.