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Quality Care announces appointment of Dr. Hari Prasad as group chairman & non-executive director, Varun Khanna is group MD

Quality Care, India’s largest emerging-cities focused healthcare provider, backed by marquee global investors Blackstone and TPG, has hired two industry veterans, Dr Hari Prasad as the group chairman & non-executive director and Varun Khanna as the group managing director to drive the platform’s rapid growth in South Asia.

Dr Hari Prasad, with over 30 years of experience, was most recently the president of Apollo Group Hospitals, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the journey of Apollo Hospitals having overseen the growth from 1,200 beds to 10,000 beds today. He also serves as the executive chairman of the Society for Emergency Medicine, India. 

Varun Khanna has more than 14 years of experience in the healthcare sector and was most recently the managing director of Healthcare Business and Investments at Siloam Hospitals Group, Indonesia (a listed hospital chain), where he supported the growth with its EBITDA increasing from $30 million to $130 million. He was also the chairman of Sahyadri Hospitals in India. He has been a key figure in growing mature multinational medical technology companies and healthcare organizations across India, South Asia and ASEAN. 

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Dr Hari Prasad said: “It is with great pleasure that I take on the group chair responsibility at a platform having an ethos of providing quality healthcare across underserved cities in India and South Asia. I am delighted to work with the talented clinical and management team to drive the legacy of Quality Care forward with better clinical outcomes and build quality at scale. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, the existing leadership team and the clinical team of 1,500 members to achieve the broader vision of providing quality healthcare.”

Commenting on his appointment, Varun Khanna said: “I am excited to lead Quality Care, a platform touching 2.5 million lives every year, built on values of clinical excellence and driven by a group of exceptional, proven leaders."

"The teams at CARE, KIMSHEALTH and Evercare have built a strong legacy of delivering quality care to its patients and I look to carry forward the transformational healthcare journey and scaling the company to the next level. I remain committed to all stakeholders – patients, clinicians, nursing and administrative personnel, suppliers, and shareholders.”

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Ganesh Mani, senior managing director at Blackstone, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hari Prasad and Varun Khanna, two distinguished executives who bring a wealth of industry expertise, and leadership experience, as well as a passion for delivering the best quality healthcare. Along with investments in infrastructure, talent and technology, this high pedigree leadership team will expand Quality Care to be an industry leader.”

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