3 Women who are Spearheading the Indian Healthcare Market

Due to digital technology, the Indian healthcare market is expected to touch $280 billion by 2020. Digital healthcare is booming with the rise of numerous startups for medical care and diagnosis, treatment plan, and delivery of quality services.

What has worked in providing high-quality care to improve patient experience is the National Healthcare Standards Organization. The Indian government initiative establishes the standards that measure the quality of medical services delivered and administered to patients.

Indian women are leaving no stone unturned to understand the technological dynamics that will help improve healthcare for women and children in the country. Here are five such successful women entrepreneurs in the Indian Healthcare Market:

  1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, the leading biotech enterprise that uses biotechnology in manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs and medication. The company develops products and services focused on Oncology, Diabetes, and Auto-Immune disease. Based in Bengaluru, Biocon serves the Indian population. Kiran is a recipient of several national and international awards for her extensive contribution in research, innovation, and affordable healthcare solutions.

Her name is included in the ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list by Forbes Magazine. She has been ranked among the World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma and ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific’ by Fortune. Kiran is also a part of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry and the US-Indian CEO Forum. She is also an entrepreneur and chairperson at IIM-Bangalore.

2. Meena Ganesh


Meena Ganesh is the CEO and Managing Director at Portea Medical, a healthcare company that gives post-operative medical care and in-home services to patients for various chronic treatments. The Indian based company provides healthcare services in over 50 cities all over the world.

Meena has a rich experience of around three decades in healthcare, consulting, technology, e-commerce, and so on. She is known as one of the first Indian business leaders and successful entrepreneurs. She was also the promoter CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services, which includes the leading online tutoring company called TutorVista. In 2015, Meena was included in the jury for the first Economic Times Startup Awards.

  1. Jagruti Bhatia


Jagruti Bhatia is a Senior Advisor Healthcare at Godrej & Boyce and Partner at Alka Consultants. She used to work at KPMG before and was influential in organizing the healthcare consulting practice during her stint. Jagruti has provided many such medical consultation services to corporations and individuals in India and globally, for the past thirty years.

In 2012, she was ranked among the top 10 women leaders in healthcare in India. Jagruti is a speaker at Digital Healthcare Summit and an invited advisor with the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Maharashtra State.

Some notable Indian women entrepreneurs in the Indian healthcare space are Mausumi Acharyya, Dr. Ruchi Dass, Dr. Shikha Suman, and Madhu Khandelwal Gupta. It is very inspiring to learn how remarkably all these women are building the digital health empires in their own capacities. And they have not let any hindrance deter them from achieving their goals.


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