Decoding the 5 principal barriers to access quality healthcare services, in rural areas

Low levels of education and lack of awareness among the rural population results in people holding on to archaic superstitions. round 65% of the country’s population resides in rural areas. Yet, the critical healthcare infrastructure in rural areas falls way short of urban areas. Only 37% of the beds in government hospitals are concentrated in […]


Early to rise…

Story on coaching in Hindu Business Line It is here that coaching gains importance. Dr Ashwin Naik, who co-founded affordable healthcare services chain Vaatsalya in 2004, says it is challenging to juggle multiple roles during the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey, particularly for first-timers. “As they say, it is lonely at the top. A […]


Not without my coach

From Mint – July 13 2015 In April, Ashwin Naik, co-founder and director of Bengaluru-based Vaatsalya Healthcare, moved away from his executive role as the company’s CEO. He had co-founded Vaatsalya, an award-winning chain of affordable hospitals in under-served tier-2 and tier-3 towns, 10 years ago with fellow doctor V. Hiremath. Naik, 42, has now […]

Opportunities for Health Entrepreneurs in India

Ashwin Naik, co-founder and CEO of Vaatsalya Hospitals, a chain of affordable healthcare facilities in semi-urban and rural areas, said there is a big gap in quality healthcare in India. “As government hospitals are not funded enough, this is throwing up opportunities for entrepreneurs.” via Frugal innovation: Devi Shetty’s Narayana Hrudayalaya to conduct heart surgeries […]

“Caro Oscar, una via migliore esiste. Una via che non toglie dignità al denaro ma …” | Oscar di Montigny

<blockquote class=’posterous_medium_quote’>Ma la rivoluzione non si ferma quì, non si ferma al cliente, non si ferma ai paesi in via di sviluppo. Oggi più che mai abbiamo esempi eccezionali che incarnano la reale possibilità di cambiare il mondo della finanza senza rinunciare ai profitti. Perché sia “Vaatsalya” che “Banco Sol” sono due imprese che fanno […]