Sunday, November 06, 2011

Indian Physician Aims To "Wal-Mart-ify" Health Care, Taking The Expense Out In Order To Broaden The Circle Of Care

NPR - From Scratch - Devi Shetty, Founder Of Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital

"Hands which help are better than the lips that pray" are the words that hang in Dr. Devi Shetty's office with a picture of Mother Theresa, a former patient of his. Dr. Shetty is a cardiac surgeon who pioneered low cost cardiac surgery for India's poor population. Dr. Shetty founded the Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bangalore India in 2001. Doctors at Narayana Hrudayalaya perform over 7,000 heart surgeries per year without comprising quality. Through its scalable, low cost model, the hospital is able to treat patients who otherwise could not afford health care. Dr. Shetty is now expanding his vision globally– through another low cost hospital in the Cayman Islands.

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Dr Devi Shetty - Wikipedia entry

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