THE HEART TEMPLE
BANGALORE, INDIA | 2014
wave project –BNP Pariba/Festival Circulation(s)
" We are told that cardiac surgery has seen many revolutions in recent decades, this is wrong! A revolution must radically change the life of a large number of people ... This is not the case of cardiac surgery that remains until now inaccessible for 90 % of the Indian population. " Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty has a dream ... to reverse this trend as quickly as possible. For him the real revolution in healthcare will be access for the majority of the world population to advanced and quality care at lower cost.
"Japanese companies reinvented how to make cars. This is what we will do with health. Healthcare does not need innovation in its products, but in its process."
Inspired by early twentieth century Fordism and the "just in time" system introduced by Toyota in Japan, the surgeon is revolutionizing the healthcare system in his Indian hospital in Bangalore. His credo: increase the volume of surgeries, while dramatically lowering costs without losing the human side of the process. According to figures released, the Narayana Hospital’s mortality rate is as good as the average U.S. hospital.
The hospital group, Narayana Health, launched by Dr. Shetty currently has 6200 beds in 23 hospitals across the country. The group's goal is to have 30,000 beds worldwide within 7 years.