Women Leaders Who Understand The Importance Of Medical Care For Women


Women entrepreneurs like NiiraRadia and Dr Minnie Bodhanwalahave transformed the Indian medical sector

India is growing to become a regional superpower. However, healthcare for women has remained an important yet overlooked aspect of the country. Since women are often treated as inferior to men, many of them do not share their health problems openly. The situation is changing with a growing number of women leading the country’s hospital groups, making medical aid for women more accessible.

One such example is Nayati Healthcare, founded and headed by NiiraRadia. Beginning its journey as a fleet of mobile medical units in BadrinathDham, Nayati Healthcare has grown to become one of India’s fastest growing hospital chains with units in Mathura, Agra, and New Delhi. Through its multi super specialty hospital in Mathura, Nayati has been facilitating women’s health through several initiatives.

NiiraRadia, chairperson of the group, believes that a healthy society can be imagined only with the presence of healthy women. “Women’s health is one of the most neglected issues in tier 2 and tier 3cities. At Nayati, our focus is on providing curative as well as preventive healthcare, especially to women,” Radiasays.

According to NiiraRadia,Nayati has been organizing various awareness and educational programs at the grass-root level. These focus on reaching out to women and educating them about making self-care a priority. Nayati Healthcare’s extensive outreach programs are dedicated to improve maternal health outcome and enhance the quality of life in the hinterlands of the North Indian states.

Just like NiiraRadia, Dr Minnie Bodhanwala has also been transforming the healthcare sector, making it more women-friendly. CEO at Wadia Hospitals, Mumbai, Dr.Bodhanwala is known for organizing medical camps and education programmesin the rural areas for the underprivileged women and children.

“Our maternity hospital specializes in affordable obstetrics and gynaecology services for women across all sections of society. We also offer IVF care at a much-subsidized cost. The hospital also has a human milk bank to help the children who are not fortunate enough to get it,” Dr Bodhanwala said.

With women at the helm of the transformation of healthcare sector in India, the coming years can see a better and more accessible array of healthcare services specifically for women and children, along with a growing sensitization towards their healthcare needs.

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