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Narayana Health's Dr Devi Shetty: Country needs more super speciality hospitals for children

Updated : October 05, 2019 07:38 PM IST

Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Narayana Health said that the country needs more super speciality hospitals for children.

In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Ekta Batra, Shetty said, "We produce the largest number of babies in the world, 26 million babies a year. So, we produce one of the largest numbers of children with a heart, brain problems and all other complex problems. So, we thought a city like Mumbai requires a dedicated hospital dealing with tertiary problems of children and this is how we started 2.5 years ago with Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) Trust and a large number of business houses contributing to this venture."

Viren Shetty, executive director and group chief operating officer of Narayana Health, said, "Cardiac is the largest department at SRCC and the second largest is bone marrow. We get a lot of children with Leukemia whom we treat."
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