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Apollo Pharmacy launches ‘myGurukool’

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 Hyderabad, July 2020: Apollo Pharmacy today announced the launch of its new digital Learning Management System (LMS), designed exclusively for its employees. Branded as ‘myGurukool’, the LMS was launched virtually by Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group at a webinar conducted for the employees of Apollo Pharmacy.

An innovative digital LMS - ‘myGurukool’ has been purpose-designed to further enhance the skills and capabilities of the 30,000 employees of Apollo Pharmacy. ‘myGurukool’ is the first of its kind training platform the retail pharmacy business and to make the training modules thoroughly engaging, it has contemporary gamification tools. Further to provide complete ease of learning, the modules can be accessed ‘Anywhere, Anytime and through Any Device’ by the employees.

Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Members of my Apollo Pharmacy family, have been at the frontline of combatting COVID-19, as all our retail pharmacies were open every day, across 600 cities in 21 States of India. Medicines were home delivered to customers, 24x7, even during the lockdowns and despite supply chain challenges. At Apollo, we are committed to bettering even the best and now the new digital LMS- “myGurukool” will make the heroes of Apollo Pharmacy into real superheroes!”

Dr. Reddy added, “My 30,000 unsung heroes of Apollo Pharmacy have been serving more than half million customers every day, notwithstanding the odds and this speaks for their resolute commitment to service and dedication to patient care.”

Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Every day is a new opportunity to gain new skills and improve oneself. Now, to add new fuel to India’s war with COVID-19, myGurukool will encourage my team of 30,000 to upgrade their skills using the advanced digital LMS. Apollo Pharmacy has been India’s most trusted Pharmacy network and this cutting edge training system will further enhance its capabilities.”

The training modules of myGurukool has exciting features such as customized courses, participant avatars, competition dashboard, instant rewards and certificates and lot more. A highlight of the LMS is the Gamified Learning Content module titled ‘Super P’ which is designed to make trainees have fun while they learn’ and in the games, the participants learn aspects of customer service through role plays, which will then transforms them into a Super P (Pharmacist).

Mr. P. Jayakumar, CEO, Apollo Pharmacy added, “With myGurukool, every employee can learn at their pace and convenience. They can keep track of their progress on the learner-centric platform share their learning achievements with colleagues in the LMS and inspire each other to be the best.”

About Apollo Pharmacy:
Founded in 1983 with the mission to make affordable & genuine medicine available for all, Apollo Pharmacy is India’s leading Pharmacy chain with over 3800 stores in 21 states. Together with Apollo 24|7, its digital healthcare partner, Apollo Pharmacy’s Omni-channel retail network has the capability to serve 50 per cent of Indian pin codes within 2 hours. It is accredited with international certifications and is recipient of the 2019 India’s Retail Champion (Speciality Segment) Award by the Retail Association of India.

Updated on July 31, 2020