Narayana Hrudayalaya is a world-class private hospital in Bangalore that has been revolutionising the delivery of affordable heart surgery over the past 10 years. Its visionary founder, NHS trained cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, has pioneered a new model of mass healthcare which is now being replicated across India and attracting global attention.
Mukti Jain Campion visits the hospital and examines the cost-cutting innovations at the heart of its success.
Could the Narayana model offer any lessons for other countries which are trying to balance increasing demand for good quality healthcare within tight economic constraints?
Producer Mukti Jain Campion
A Culture Wise production for BBC Radio 4.