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Private healthcare suffers trust issues in India, we want to change that: Himesh Joshi, CEO, Ayu Health

About 4,000 patients avail treatment at hospitals that have tied up with Ayu Health every day and the asset-light healthcare company wants to take this number to about 12,000 a day in a year.

July 22, 2022 / 04:27 PM IST

Himesh Joshi, a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is the chief executive officer and cofounder of Ayu Health, a platform that provides small but quality partner-hospitals with technological and backend support.

Joshi, who featured in the Forbes ‘India 30 Under 30’ list in 2018, cofounded e-commerce venture Zefo. With the intent of providing high quality branded healthcare experience to Indians, he cofounded Ayu Health in 2019. In this chat with Moneycontrol, he talks about how his platform works and his vision and plans. Edited excerpts:

What makes your services different from those of other private healthcare providers?

So we partner with existing hospitals. What we realised very early on was it’s not that there is a dearth of good quality hospitals. We have some excellent doctors who have set up very good infrastructure and are running very good hospitals, which are clinically best in class. But they don’t necessarily have the ability to make the hospital stand out, make their brand stand out and compete in what is becoming a very crowded space. Because most doctors ultimately want to set up their own hospital and nobody wants to do it outside of a tier-one city, so good hospitals are largely limited to big cities.