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Trehan joins Apollo with his team

Trehan said his team comprising anaesthesist Yatin Mehta, interventional cardiologist RR Kasliwal and a group of about 40 doctors and about 100 support staff joined Apollo.

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2007 19:33 IST

Noted cardiologist Naresh Trehan and his core team, which quit Escorts Heart Institute on a bitter note, on Monday joined Apollo Hospital as a senior consultant.



Trehan said his team comprising anaesthesist Yatin Mehta, interventional cardiologist RR Kasliwal and a group of about 40 doctors and about 100 support staff joined Apollo.



However, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre CEO and Managing Director Shivinder Mohan Singh said "about 40-50 staffers, half of them doctors, had put in their papers."



"We are very happy to be at Apollo. We are here to stay and we look forward to a long-term relationship," Trehan said.



He also dismissed suggestions that his association with Apollo was only a stop-gap arrangement till his pet Medicity project is realised.



The renowned cardiologist had quit as Executive Director of Escorts last week after a bitter war of words with Singh, who had sacked him on May 18.



The two sides fought it out in the Escorts premises, where Trehan had a forced entry, and even moved court before agreeing on an out-of-court settlement.



A total of 10 patients have been registered under Trehan, who will perform his first surgery on Wednesday.



A number of Trehan's high-profile patient are also expected to follow him to Apollo. Escorts CEO also admitted this at a press conference.



"Some patients may follow him. It may happen," Singh said.



Apollo Chairman Pratap C Reddy on Thursday last had announced that Trehan would be joining him after quitting Escorts.