Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited is an Indian hospital chain based in Chennai, India. It was founded by Prathap C. Reddy in 1983 as the first corporate healthcare provider in India. Several of the Apollo's hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation by the America-based Joint Commission International (JCI) as well as 13 NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers hospitals. In addition to providing hospitals, Apollo has developed services in telemedicine, after starting a pilot project in 2000 at Aragonda, Prathap Reddy's home village. Apollo signed a 'memorandum of understanding' with Health Education England in April 2017 to provide a large number of doctors to fill vacancies in the English National Health Service. Apollo Hospital was founded in the city of Kochi, in association with Adlux Angamaly, the Apollo Adlux Hospital near Cochin International Airport.