Medical Education Has Become An Elitist Affair: Dr. Devi Shetty

Two recent incidents —a 22-week-old baby being erroneously declared dead by a Delhi hospital and the death of a seven-year-old in a Gurgaon hospital after her family was charged Rs 16 lakh — have triggered a debate on regulation in private healthcare. Dr Devi Shetty, the pioneer of low-cost cardiac surgeries, reflects on measures to revamp health care in India. He is the founder of Narayana Health, a chain of affordable medical centres and was once called ‘The Henry Ford of Heart Surgery’ by The Wall Street Journal.