Founder & Chairman – Narayana Health

Message from Dr. Devi Shetty

It gives me great pleasure to extend both greetings and congratulations to MediAssist4U (M4U) on the occasion of the ceremonies marking its opening. As a body involved in community health-screening, MediAssist4U (M4U) is unique in that it is a non-profit organisation. It is my hope that the Narayana Health partnership will prevail as your country strives toward accomplishing the goals of Vision 2020. I am confident that as we move into the 21st century, the integrated telemedicine and health services offered by MediAssist4U will continue to promote quality healthcare in Malaysia.

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Since MediAssist4U’s launch in March 2006, 10 Malaysians have successfully undergone open heart surgeries in Narayana Health at a much-reduced cost. In living up to the Narayana Health tagline “caring with compassion”, I personally believe that healthcare must be made available to all regardless of the patient’s financial status. We are all created by God and He is in control of all the events happening in the world. For though He is not supposed to be seen, heard or felt, He therefore runs His world using people like you and me. And when you do your work without expecting anything in return, be it for personal sense of gratification or bringing happiness to others, that’s when you’ll realise it is not your hands which do the job – it is the Hands of God.

“We at Narayana Health, Bangalore have a dream. A dream of making sophisticated healthcare available to masses, especially in a developing country like your own. My profession is giving hope to those suffering from heart disease and giving them a chance to start life in a fresh new way. I am essentially a technician who can cut and stitch people’s hearts; they call me a heart surgeon”

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It is a great privilege for Narayana Health to partner with MediAssist4U (M4U) who can be assured of the continued support and interest in its programmes and activities. I am pleased to express my sincere appreciation to all those who are associated with the endeavour. I hope that the Malaysian community at large will come forth to join in the good efforts shown by the Association.

God bless.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty
Chairman and founder,
Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City Hospitals Bangalore

Awards & Accolades

2014

  • Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) – the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

  • ’19th Nikkei Asia Prize, Economic and Business Innovation’ by Nikkei Inc

2012

  • Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN in Public Service category

  • The FICCI Healthcare Excellence “Lifetime Achievement” Award

  • The Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year award

  • EY Entrepreneur Of The Year India

  • Padma Bhusan – the third most respected civilian award in India

2011

  • The Economist’s Innovation Awards – Business process award winner

  • The President’s award by the American College of Cardiology

  • Doctor of Laws – University of Minnesota

2010

  • Indian of the Year by CNN-IBN

  • Commendation for driving affordable and quality healthcare for all 2010 –Healthcare Awards Program presented by ICICI Lombard & CNBC TV18

2005

  • Social Entrepreneurship Award by CII

2004

  • Citizen Extraordinaire – Rotary

  • Dr. B C Roy Award

2003

  • Padmashri

  • Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year 

  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award

2002

  • Rajyotsava Award