Vikram Thaploo, CEO – TeleHealth – Apollo Hospitals Group, India, has about two decades of industry experience. Currently, he is leading Apollo Remote Healthcare Vertical (Apollo Remote Healthcare comprises of Apollo Tele Health Services (Healthcare delivery and TeleClinics Company), HealthNet Global Limited (Healthcare Technology Company) and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (Not-for-profit Company)) along with the government business vertical. He is aiming at making healthcare affordable and accessible using the convergence of Technology, Telecom, and Medtech ecosystem, thus, delivering Continuum of Care for the patients.
His achievement is in creating a sustainable business model and delivering quality healthcare to patients in all slabs of the pyramid, be it urban consumer who is looking at quality healthcare delivered at the doorstep or remote corners of country where doctors are not available. It was his persistence and vision of providing healthcare services to rural and remote locations across India, which led him to initiate Apollo’s “Rural Connect” initiative, providing primary and specialty services. He and his team conceptualized and executed a first of its kind Tele-Emergency innovation in India on a PPP mode in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Taking this POC to wide scale implementation, the team partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for another innovative PPP model for Operating & Maintaining 183eUPHCs (Electronic Urban Primary Healthcare Centers). Another unique service delivery model was implemented in state of Andhra Pradesh, which entails running of 115 Vision Centers across the state of AP to deliver Tele-Ophthalmology. With the USP of developing innovative service delivery models, the team led by Vikram, is now running 100 Digital Dispensaries in state of Jharkhand and 120 Telemedicine & 134 Teleradiology centers in state of Uttar Pradesh. Today, Apollo Tele Health is connected to 300 Million Indian population remotely.
Having been in a position responsible for P&L for more than a decade, he has strategized and implemented several innovative projects. His result oriented, enthusiastic and yet logical approach to challenges has helped him perform effectively even in highly competitive work environments. Previously, he headed a retail startup “Steeplejack” as a Director & CEO. He also worked as Vice President at “Big Apple Supermarkets” part of Future Group and has been a founding member of “Barista Coffee” in India. Additionally, he has been part of start-up teams at Patissier’s Retail and Jaypee Hotels-Agra. Mr. Thaploo has a superior track record in conceptualization of ideas and implementing those ideas for successful business expansion.
He is a Healthcare management professional from Indian School of Business (ISB) with Post graduation in Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune and a Graduation in management. He lives in City of Hyderabad, India with his two kids, wife and parents. For more details, please visit https://in.linkedin.com/in/vikramthaploo.