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The specialists

How Suresh Soni and others are transforming India’s healthcare landscape

Niloptal Baruah

Ashok Reddy, 56, requires dialysis thrice a week after a prolonged tryst with diabetes led to irreversible kidney failure a year ago. The relentless stress of Reddy’s condition was made worse by the two-hour wait at a multi-specialty hospital in Hyderabad, and this was before the five-hour-long treatment could begin. His son, Sriram, 30, patiently endured the long disruptions to their normal life alongside his father. What choice did they have?