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Apollo Hospital - Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad is a JCI accredited institution (by JCAHO)

The Department of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad is unique in the aspect that it has 7 emergency rooms in its satellite hospitals spread accross the city. The emergency department at Apollo - Jubilee Hills is a Level 1 emergency centre. The services at the other Apollo branches range from Level 1, Level 2 , Level 3 and Level 4.


What is Level 1 emergency centre and how are levels defined ?




Dr. Hariprasad, CEO and MCEM Course Director

Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Consultant and Head of Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. S. Mahadevan, Visiting Faculty (Stanford University)

Dr. Matt Strelow, Visiting Faculty (Stanford University)



Emergency Department

The emergency department at Apollo - Jubilee Hills has 8 beds including 2 observation beds and one for isolation. Patient entry is through the Triage Area. But in contrast to most other EDs the triaging here is done by one of the on duty emergency physicians, who categorizes the patients into priority 1, 2 and 3. Priority 1 & 2 patients are managed in the Resuscitation Area whereas priority 3 patients are evaluated and treated at the consultation desks. This ED has the state of art equipment along with portable ultrasound and xray machine in the department itself. All lab, radiology and blood bank facilities are available 24 hours.


What is Triage and how are priorities defined?


The Stroke Team is alerted whenever a patient with suspected stroke is recieved. The team consists of an emergency physician, a radiologist and a neurologist. The aim is to evaluate and diagnose a stroke victim in the shortest amount of time as well as ensuring the door to needle time for thrombolysis is less than 60 minutes.

The EMS (emergency medical services) has a fleet of 8 ambulances manned by emergency medical technicians well trained in trauma and cardiac resuscitation. The ambulances are coordinated by radio from a central control.


Academic Programs

Member of Faculty of Accident & Emergency Medicine (MFAEM) Course

[Member of College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM) Course]

The MFAEM (MCEM) Course was started in June 2005 and is the first international postgraduate training program available in emergency medicine in India. A maximum of 20 students are enrolled into the program once a year in June. The course duration for MBBS graduates is 3 years and 2 years for those who have completed Fellowship in Emergency Medicine (from RCGP). Curriculum is exactly the same as that in United Kingdom. Students are posted in the different emergency rooms of Apollo Hyderabad as well as in intensive care units and other acute specialties. Regular theory classes are conducted and those who are employed get a monthly stipend. Accomodation is not provided. All parts of the MCEM examination are conducted in Hyderabad.


More information about MFAEM (MCEM) examination



Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

This is a one year training program for medical graduates interested in Emergency Medicine. The selection occurs once in a year in June. The course is affiliated to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), United Kingdom and is organized by Medvarsity Online (A Unit of Apollo).

The program consists of postings in the Emergency department as well as rotatory postings in the various ICUs. Thesis and Log-Book are mandatory requirements for certification. Completion is upon sucessfully passing both theory and practical exams.


Correspondence Course in Emergency Medicine

This is a one year distant training program in emergency medicine. There is a one month contact period during which students are posted as observers in the department of emergency medicine at Apollo Hospital - Jubilee Hills. The course is organized by Medvarsity Online (A unit of Apollo).


Residency in Emergency Medicine

Many doctors join here either as residents or as observers to gain clinical experience in emergency medicine.


Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I) Training Program

Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad in collaboration with Stanford University, USA have started a training program for for those who aim to be emergency medical technicians. The grade for certification is EMT-I and the course duration is for 1 year. Teaching faculty are from Apollo and Stanford University departments of emergency medicine.


What are the different grades given for Emergency Medical Technicians ?



Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Courses

The American Heart Association (AHA) certified BLS and ACLS provider courses are held twice a year and intake is 25 candidates per course. Duration is for 3 days and involves lectures by AHA certified BLS and ACLS instructors. Experience is ensured to every participant in resuscitation skills like CPR, intubation, ECG rhythm interpretation, etc.

This is a qualifying program and participants should pass in both theory as well as practicals for certification.

The course fees for BLS is Rs:1000/- and fees for ACLS is Rs:4500/-

BLS certification is mandatory before ACLS.


More information about BLS and ACLS




Apollo Hospital - Jubilee Hills is the largest and the main branch among the 7 Apollo hospitals distributed accross the city of Hyderabad. The other centres are located at Vikrampuri, Hyderguda, DRDO (Kanchanbagh), Mehdipatnam, Malakpet and Kukatpally. Apollo Hospital - Jubilee Hills is about 7 kms from Begumpet Airport, 14 kms from Secunderabad railway station, 10 kms from Nampally station and 15 kms from Kacheguda station and the bus stand.




(91)-40-23607777 (Extn 5010)

(91)-40-23608050 (FAX)




Department of Emergency Medicine
Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033, Andhra Pradesh, India




Dr. Mahesh Joshi, Head of Department









Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad

Apollo Hospitals (Main Website)

American Heart Association(AHA)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Heathcare Organizations (JCAHO), USA

College of Emergency Medicine, UK

Medvarsity Online (Apollo)

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