Think Beyond, Stay Ahead

"The greatest charity in healthcare is making it affordable"

Narayana Health’s founder Devi Shetty on why Narayana Hrudayalaya adopted path-breaking practices from the very start

Photographs by Niloptal Baruah

Let me start with this oft-repeated joke about the conversation between a heart surgeon and a car-mechanic. A heart surgeon takes his car to the local mechanic for routine servicing. On learning that he is a heart surgeon, the mechanic remarks, “Is it not strange that we do the same thing — I fix the heart of a car, you fix people’s hearts. But why is it that you drive a car like this and I don’t?