His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh
Marwar – Jodhpur
Maharaja Gaj Singh has been championing the cause of Emergency Victims and has set up a non-profit organization, Indian Head Injury Foundation. He is also involved with medical care and has established the Rajdadiji Hospital, Jodhpur.
His concern regarding environmental issues has made him take the lead in drought relief, water shortage problem alleviation and desert development by the establishment of the “Jal Bhagirathi Foundation”, the “Veerni” and “Sahyog” Projects.
Dr. Devi Shetty
Chairman – Narayana Hrudayalaya Group
In 2001, Dr.Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH), a multi-specialty hospital on the outskirts of Bangalore. He believes that the cost of healthcare can be reduced by 50 percent in the next 5–10 years if hospitals adopt the idea of economies of scale. Apart from cardiac surgery, NH also has cardiology, neurosurgery, paediatric surgery, haematology and transplant services and nephrology amongst other services.
The heart hospital is the largest in the world with 1000 beds performing over 30 major heart surgeries a day. The land on which the health city was built, was previously a marshland which was reclaimed for this purpose.
The Health City intends to cater to about 15,000 outpatients every day. He has performed over 15,000 heart operations. He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2004, followed by the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2012, by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.
Dr. Sharad Paul
Dr. Sharad P. Paul was born in England, and grew up in India. He runs a busy medical practice specializing in skin cancer surgery and divides his time between Australia and New Zealand.
Sharad holds senior academic positions in skin cancer surgery at the universities of Queensland and Auckland. He is an author, evolutionary biologist and holds a Masters Degree in Medical Law and Ethics /Master of Philosophy (M Phil) from the University of Glasgow, and is currently completing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in cutaneous/dermatological surgery (skin cancer surgery) at the University of Queensland.
His Skin Surgery Clinic has amongst the largest number of skin cancer patients worldwide, with over 100,000 consultations and 35,000 operations since the clinic was established in 1996.