Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize awardee visited Manipal Cure and Care health and wellness centre in Koramangala on 19th August 2008 accompanied by Mr. Vidar Jorgensen – President Grameen America. Prof. Muhammad Yunus visited Manipal Cure and Care (MCC) to explore the unique healthcare delivery model that MCC is known for. He was welcomed and taken around the three-storeyed MCC wellness centre by Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Manager, Medical Services, MCC.
Prof. Muhammad Yunus, who is visiting various healthcare organizations in the country is looking at different scalable healthcare delivery models which can be scaled down to a small poor rural community to large scale community development project which can be deployed at the block level. After Prof. Muhammad Yunus’s visit to the centre it is said, “It is our pleasure to have a man of such caliber at our centre. Prof. Muhammad Yunus continuously looks forward at emerging health care business delivery model across the globe and his visit to Manipal Cure and Care reflects the same.”
Prof. Muhammad Yunus could see how Manipal Cure and Care have raised them self in the health care sector catering to all the health care & wellness needs of guests. As the saying goes, where Innovation is the key to success MCC have proved it practically, he could feel it personally while seeing the state of art facilities provided under one roof by Manipal Cure and Care.
Prof. Muhammad Yunus who won the Nobel Peace prize in 2006 for his impeccable record in the field of micro-credit is now looking forward to replicate feasible healthcare models for the rural communities in various countries of the world. After trail blazing success in rural banking in Bangladesh, now is looking forward to options in the field of healthcare.
Prof. Muhammad Yunus's long-term vision is to eliminate poverty in the world. That vision can not be realised by means of micro-credit alone. But Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that, in the continuing efforts to achieving this, affordable healthcare also place a pivotal role.
About Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Prof. Muhammad Yunus has shown himself to be a leader who has managed to translate visions into practical action for the benefit of millions of people, not only in Bangladesh, but also in many other countries. Loans to poor people without any financial security had appeared to be an impossible idea. From modest beginnings three decades ago, Prof. Muhammad Yunus has, first and foremost through Grameen Bank, developed micro-credit into an ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty. Grameen Bank has been a source of ideas and models for the many institutions in the field of micro-credit that have sprung up around the world.
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