oikos Jamshedpur as part of the Management Conclave, Ensemble, had invited Padma Bhusan, Dr. Devi Shetty, a leading Cardiac surgeon in the South-East Asia region, to be a part of the flagship event ‘Idea Summit’ Leadership Talk. The Idea Summit creates a catalytic environment for emerging leaders by bringing together some of the best minds of the country in the form of students, professors, public figures and thought leaders, offering a stimulating and challenging platform for fruitful engagement.
Credited with many titles like “The King of Hearts”, “The Henry Ford of Cardiac Surgery business”, Dr. Shetty is the Founder-Chairman of the Narayana Hrudayalaya group of multispecialty hospitals (http://www.narayanahealth.org). His brainchild, the Yeshasvini scheme, is the world’s cheapest comprehensive health insurance scheme, at Rs. 10 (20 cents) per month & covers more than 4 million poor people.
Dr. Shetty began the session with his vision of affordable healthcare for each and every Indian. He went on to elucidate the detriments of the mushrooming “Five Star Hospital” culture & the commercialization of healthcare. Being a champion of sustainability, he explained how his hospital does not provide for air conditioned rooms as that is the single biggest reason of germ breeding which can only be cured through fresh air and natural sunlight. Further he discussed the modern day benefits of leveraging digital protocol and technology in the field of healthcare. The audience was also enlightened about how cloud technology can be used to increase efficiency and how something as simple as the Whataspp messenger can be used to reach millions of patients. Drawing the session to close, Dr. Shetty touched upon the importance of empowering women through meaningful employment opportunities.
Dr. Shetty’s journey of creating a successful enterprise that prides itself as the lowest-cost, high-quality healthcare service provider in the world, was an inspiration for the audience. It reinforced their faith in the philosophy that ‘quality’ and ‘lowest cost’ are not mutually exclusive when it comes to healthcare delivery.
The entire talk can be viewed in the link below: