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Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards: Finalist - BS Ajaikumar - EY - India

Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011

Revolutionizing cancer-care

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Dr. BS Ajaikumar

Dr. BS Ajaikumar

Healthcare Global Enterprises

Vision is the hallmark of any successful entrepreneur and Dr. BS Ajaikumar, the Founder Chairman of Healthcare Global Enterprises, is no different. While pursuing his Fellowship in Oncology at the world-renowned M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, he decided that he wanted to treat many cancer patients, specifically in rural India. In 1989, he started the Bangalore Institute of Oncology and the Mysore Bharat Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital which has hitherto treated over 30,000 patients.

Dr. Ajaikumar returned to India in 2003 and started Healthcare Global Enterprises in 2005. Starting with the two centers, HCG has today expanded to create south Asia’s largest oncology network of 24 centers with approximately 350 oncologists who serve nearly 30,000 new cancer patients every year. HCG focuses on cancer care treatment, imaging and laboratory services, clinical trials and research services.

The HCG enterprise revolves around doctors who are partners in the centers across the network. Their mantra is personalized treatment and creating access to all segments of society through a unique monthly installment scheme.

HCG follows the hub and spoke business model with Bengaluru as the center of excellence, while partnerships are forged with doctors/health care professionals, who are strong in oncology in their local area.

Dr. Ajaikumar has many firsts to his name – HCG is the only center in India to have a presence in every specialty and sub-specialty of cancer; is also the only hospital to provide cancer treatment through EMI and the first to perform bloodless bone marrow transplant in India. It is the pioneer in using brain implants and also introduced the cyberknife robotic radio surgery, thereby changing the face of cancer care in India.

Dr. Ajaikumar is an avid sportsman; having undertaken a six-month trek from Darjeeling to the Kanchenjunga, has run seven marathons, and plays tennis regularly.

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