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Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

July 16, 2012

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty


Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is an Indian cardiac surgeon and a world renowned philanthropist. In 2001, Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya, a multi-speciality hospital in the outskirts of Bangalore in Karnataka. He also constructed a state -of-the-art trauma hospital, Sparsh and an ophthalmology hospital, Narayana Nethralaya. He has performed over 15,000 heart surgeries. He and the Government of Karnataka introduced Yeshasvini, the world’s cheapest comprehensive health insurance scheme, at Rs. 5 per month, for the poor farmers of the state. It has 2.5 million people covered. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan for Medicine in 2012.

Source : The Cordova Times

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