With women often treated as inferior to men, a large number of these women do not share their health problems openly. In India, women speaking about health issues continues to be a taboo.
With a growing number of women leading the country’s hospital groups, medical aid for women is gradually becoming more accessible. One such example can be found in Nayati Healthcare, founded and headed by Niira Radia. Started as a mobile medical unit in Badrinath Dham, Nayati Healthcare has become one of India’s fastest growing hospital chains with units in Mathura, Agra, New Delhi, Gurugram and Varanasi.
Through their flagship hospital, Nayati Medicity, Mathura, Nayati has been facilitating women’s health through a number of initiatives. The hospital’s founder, Niira Radia believes that a healthy society can be imagined only with the presence of healthy women.
On a similar note, Dr Minnie Bodhanwala has been making the healthcare sector more ‘women-friendly’ in Western India. CEO at Wadia Hospitals, Mumbai, she is known for organizing medical camps in the rural areas and education programmes for the underprivileged women and children.