Devi Prasad Shetty
About Devi Prasad Shetty
Devi Prasad Shetty:
A renowned philanthropist and cardiac surgeon, he is known for conducting over 15000 heart
operations till date. While growing up, he witnessed many poor people dying at a young age
because they could not afford medicines and medical treatment. To prevent such calamities, Dr.
Devi Prasad Shetty started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospital in Bangalore.
Since Dr Devi Prasad Shetty is keen to help the poor, all his efforts in the field of medicine are
aimed at reducing healthcare costs for the benefit of poor patients. Another great
accomplishment of Dr Devi Prasad Shetty is the implementation of the world’s cheapest
comprehensive health insurance scheme at Rs 10 per month. Over 4 million people in
Karnataka are covered under this scheme.
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