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Shuchin Bajaj

Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Healthcare Services

India · Class of 2022

Shuchin is an Indian medical doctor who founded Ujala Cygnus Healthcare, now a chain of 16 hospitals supported by outreach village Sehat Clinics and a Digital Health Network, Medpho, which deliver low-cost healthcare aimed primarily at poor and marginalized communities outside of India’s urban centers. He says he was inspired to concentrate on finding healthcare for the poor because of his own upbringing as the son of refugees from Pakistan who lived in resource constrained circumstances. Shuchin says his model is based on sharply cutting set-up costs, eliminating the fee-for-service model for paying doctors, and never turning away patients due to inability to pay. “It is a fireable offense at Ujala Cygnus to deny care to someone purely for financial reasons,” he says. He says it is up to social entrepreneurs to resolve India’s deepening healthcare crisis because the government has stepped back from offering a social safety net. He believes his model of low-cost hospitals & preventive health could be adapted to other countries, and he wants to reach beyond India with his message.


Published Op-Eds and News Updates:

  1. Ujala Cygnus Group Of Hospitals Partners With 150-bedded Laxmi Hospital In Varanasi To Cater To The Marginalized Sector
  2. Pandemic accelerated the humanizing of digital technology
  3. Dr Shuchin Bajaj was quoted in Times of India article, “18 new dengue cases in Gurugram, year’s tally 165 now; Wazirabad biggest hotspot”.
  4. Shuchin’s hospital Ujala Cygnus Healthcare Services won two awards at the Financial Express Health Summit in Ind
  5. Shuchin co-authored world’s first standards-based impact rating system by the name of ESG.
  6. Transforming rural healthcare in India.
  7. Bionic pancreas’ effective in controlling blood sugar level in Type 1 diabetics
  8. Gurugram: Avoid exposure to cold, say doctors as hospitals see rise in heart attack cases.
  9. Sick Care In India Is Making Us Sicker