Narayana Hriduyalaya, a Bangalore based affordable healthcare, founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and is a chain of 21 medical centers in India is known for its low cost and high quality services.
Dr. Devi Shetty, founder and chairman of Narayana Hriduyalaya , is a renowned Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Bangalore who has set up a Billion Dollar company on the dream he had for “ Healthcare for all”.
Under the brand name of Narayana Health, he started Narayana Hriduyalaya Pvt Ltd, on January 6, 2016, which operates a chain of Multi- specialty and Super- specialty hospitals jagged a value of over 1 Billion Dollars on its stock market debut. He has done over 15,000 heart operations and in 2004, he was awarded the Padma Sri, the 3rd highest civilian award, by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.
He was born at village Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka and was the 8th among 9 children who decided to become a heart surgeon when he was in class 10th after hearing about Dr. Christiaan Barnard, a South African surgeon who had performed the world’s 1st heart transplant.
He performed his 1st heart surgery on a 9- days old baby named “Ronnie” which was a successful operation in medical history, after which he operated Mother Teresa in Kolkata, who got a heart attack and he served as her personal physician.
He also accepts that Mother Teressa was a woman who influenced her life when he was treating her at the BM Birla Hospital in Kolkata and she used to accompany him when he goes on rounds for checkups in hospital to see children. Mother Teressa was an encouraging force behind Narayana Hrudayalaya’s establishment.
Currently, Narayana Hriduyalaya has 5,500 beds across 14 Hospitals in 11 Cities, it’s cardiac unit in Bangalore is one of the world’s largest hospitals achieving over 30 major heart surgeries a day.
Narayana Hriduyalaya has a dream of over 30,000 beds, we pray for the dreams to be fulfilled and people get benefits as many as possible at low cost. Dr. Shetty is an emerging life saver and a blessing for poor’s.