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Lending A New Definition To Care

‘We now look to establish capable clinical centres through partnerships with local governments and organisations’

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As Co-founder and Managing Director of Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, one of India’s lead­ing maternity and child care net­work of hospitals, Rohit M.A. has been included in this year’s BW 40 under 40 for his entrepreneurial skills. Overwhelmed by the hon­our, Rohit says, “It’s a tremendous inspiration to know that my efforts over the years are in the right di­rection for meaningful impact cre­ation. I take this honour back to my tremendous team as an acknowledgment of their belief and hard work.”

Cloudnine employs over 3,000 people and as a primary employer obligation, the group is responsible for over 4,500 people across 20 locations in seven cities. The success achieved by Cloudnine today is a result of the hard work and some key deci­sions, which made a major difference to the company’s fortune.

Talking about some of these key deci­sions Rohit says, “Over a decade ago, we started with a scalable proposition emu­lating the success of our first unit, which in itself took about four years of operations to nurture, understand and evaluate. From having to attract capital investment to bringing in key professionals in the com­pany, I had the opportunity to steer the vision of the founding group and create the birthing sector in In­dian healthcare.”

Rohit attributes the success to the tremen­dous team with which he had the privilege of working. He says that his capable and talent­ed team who is always keen on experimenta­tion and open to feed­back makes them ap­proachable for a range of best practices and differential thinking.

Over the years, the hard work and the dedication of the Cloudnine team has brought about a ma­jor impact in upheaval of the women and childcare healthcare specialty. “We have done this by bringing in demand for high quality lifesaving medical equipment, at­tracting global clinical talent, grooming a large network of upcoming clinicians, set­ting up beacons of clinical excellence cen­tres where infant survival rate is among the highest in the world, impacting lives of over 4,500-member strong teams and their lives” says Rohit. He also adds that Cloudnine works with the core values of clinical excellence and vigilance of clinical outcome. “We have had the opportunity to also collaborate with many state govern­ments to make a positive impact through training and skill development required to manage a pregnancy journey and it re­mains an ongoing effort as we now look to establish capable clinical centres through partnerships with local governments and organisations,” says Rohit.

Cloudnine is credited with being one of the most innovative healthcare chain in the country. Talking about the company’s growth, Rohit says, “The sector has seen a lot of growth and has attracted over Rs 2,000 crore in investments.

Achieving so much success needs in­spiration and motiva­tion. Rohit states that he too has had many mentors during his life journey from his very own family mem­bers to colleagues and peers and specifically notable professors at IIM-B who helped in structuring the scal­able proposition of Cloudnine.

As a successful en­trepreneur Rohit be­lieves that having a solid level of founda­tion is vital to scale heights. “Spend a lot of time, energy and efficiency in strengthening your founda­tion,” he says while talking about  his mes­sage to young entrepreneurs.

Rohit also draws inspiration from writ­ings of the English poet E.E. Cummings. “I am curious by nature and constantly looking to learn, which helps me evolve through every interaction.”


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