Monday, 10 December 2012


"We operate mostly in Tier 3 towns that are 250K, only two of my hospitals are in Tier 2 cities"

My video with Dr. Ashwin Naik, , the co-founder and CEO of Vaatsalya, aims to provide affordable and quality healthcare services to India’s underserved, rural, and semi-urban populations. The success of his health care service company has demonstrated the viability and potential of small-medium sized private hospitals to efficiently serve impoverished citizens in India. Furthermore, Ashwin is working to make these hospitals magnets for the growth of the service economy, especially in sectors such as pharmacies, diagnostic labs, and medical-related training.

Ashwin, co-founder of Vaatsalya, has more than 10 years experience in the life sciences and healthcare industry. Prior to founding Vaatsalya, Ashwin was Vice President of Business Development and Informatics, Triesta Sciences, a specialty clinical research organization involved in conducting advanced genomics based research in the field of oncology. Prior to that, he has worked in various capacities at Molecular Connections (Bangalore/Rockville), Celera Genomics (Maryland), Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico) and Genetic Information Research Institute (California).
Ashwin has a medical degree from Karnatak Medical College, Hubli and a masters degree from University of Houston, Texas.

Vaatsalya Honors and Recognition:
Winner of the Porter Prize 2012, Vaatsalya has been recognized as a leader in strategy for redefining the idea of patient care and fundamentally challenging the economic models in the healthcare industry. Vaatsalya was ranked the 5th fast-growing-company in India by All World Network, in 2010. Forbes magazine, in 2011, featured Vaatsalya as one of 5 hot startups. Prior to that, Vaatsalya bagged a number of prestigious awards: BiD Challenge India 2007 for the best business in development sector, LRAMP Award for Innovation 2008, Sankalp Award for Social Enterprise 2009 and Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Excellence Award 2010.

Ashwin's Links

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