Devi Shetty

We were watching TV last night (before nipping off to Tullamarine again) and caught BBC’s Hard Talk. An Indian doctor was talking about affordable healthcare and it was wonderful to see this India doctor obviously thrashing Stephen Sackur, the BBC presenter.

That Indian doctor is Dr Devi Shetty and here was a refreshing guest on Hard Talk. He was obviously very smart and articulate and offered no apology for making hospitals as big as possible using all the technology available to him, in order to deliver affordable health care, in this case to Indian farmers who only had to shell out 10-20 cents a month for health cover. He thinks healthcare will be the next big driver of economies but does not think this will compromise healthcare delivery – it would in fact enhance the reach and quality of healthcare.

Dr Devi Shetty will be one to watch.