Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Maternal, newborn and child health
- Noncommunicable disease(s)
- Primary care
- Secondary/tertiary care
SummaryVaatsalya is a for-profit chain of hospitals and clinics which aims to provide quality healthcare to semi-urban and rural areas.
While 70% of India is living in semi-urban and rural areas, 80% of healthcare facilities are located in urban/metro areas. Vaatsalya is bridging this gap by building and managing hospitals/clinics in semi-urban and rural areas and bringing healthcare services where it is needed most. Its vision is to transform the quality of life in India by bringing affordable, efficient and friendly healthcare within the reach of the average person.
Key program components
Vaatsalya builds and manages hospitals/clinics in semi-urban and rural areas, providing primary and secondary care with an emphasis on prevention, offering services which can usually only be found in large cities at affordable prices. Vaatsalya serves about 500,000 customers per year, and its services are designed to cater to 70% of the local population's healthcare needs. There are 70 beds in each hospital with diagnostics and pharmacy integrated into the services. Vaatsalya keeps costs down by specializing in three areas: pediatrics, gynecology and surgery. It also leases, rather than purchases, land for its hospitals and private rooms lack luxury items like cable television. 80% of its staff are nurses, who benefit from training and incentive programs to boost retention. Vaatsalya pays most of its doctors as consultants based on a revenue-sharing model, incentivizing them to work harder than they would at at a public hospital for the potential to earn higher pay. The cost of a basic delivery at Vaatsalya is approximately $31.77. The cost of a caesarean birth is $105.90. Vaatsalya also accepts state and central insurance programs, including RSBY (Central government), Rajiv Arogyasri (operating in Andhra Pradesh), National Rural Health Mission & Janani Suraksha Yojana (for neonatal and maternal care), and others. The company is planning to open 50 additional hospitals over the next five years.
Revenue Sources: OtherOut of pocket payments
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