Bangalore, August 28 2020: Nationwide telemedicine platform, Swasth, has selected Dr Ajay Nair as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with effect from September 12, 2020.
Dr Nair is the first CEO of this indigenous mobile app-based service which was launched in June as India’s first big push towards mass adoption of digital healthcare. He joins Team Swasth with more than 14 years of experience in the healthcare sector, holding significant experience in telemedicine, public health, health-tech entrepreneurship, med-tech, healthcare policy and social impact investing.
Dr Nair, MBBS MPH, is an alumnus of Grant Medical College and Harvard University. He is currently an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, digital health innovators, non-profits and governments, for designing innovative medical and health-tech offerings, as well as business models. In 2010, he co-founded and led MeraDoctor to become one of India's largest telemedicine networks, serving over 700,000 patients across every state of the country.
Says Kris Gopalakrishnan, a key member of the Governing Council: “We are happy to welcome Dr Ajay Nair to the Swasth team after a rigorous selection process that went on for weeks. With an illustrious career in both public and private healthcare, as an entrepreneur, consultant and a doctor, he fulfils every criteria to drive the agenda that we have set for Swasth. We are confident that with his on-ground knowledge and domain expertise, he will lead Swasth to achieve greater excellence in the future.”
Adds Dr.Nair: “I am honoured to be a part of Swasth which is a nation-building effort by the entire healthcare ecosystem in India. Building a digital health platform for Bharat has been my dream for over 10 years and I am happy to have a robust foundation to build on. I am grateful to every volunteer who has contributed to building the platform from the ground up. I look forward to engaging with a wide range of professionals and organisations in the health sector and request their continued support to establish Swasth as a prominent part of the National Digital Health Mission.”