Quiz: India’s most Innovative company?

Here is the quiz:  Which of the following Indian organizations made it to the Fast Company’s list of 50 most Innovative companies in the world?

1. Infosys
2. Wipro
3. Dr. Reddys Labs
4. Aravind Eye Care System

The answer is 4. Aravind Eye Care System! Its remarkable. Aravind is the only Indian organization in the Fast Company 50 list and shares the honors with many other with others like Google, Cisco, Intel, Apple and the Obama Campaign (Yes, you heard me right!)

Below is the excerpt from Fast Company:

The network of not-for-profit hospitals and vision centers performs 300,000 eye surgeries each year — 70% for free — using broadband connections to on-call doctors in city hospitals for instant diagnosis. Camps in rural areas screen thousands of patients weekly. “We are going from village to village to provide eye care to the unreached,” says Aravind’s chairman, Dr. P. Namperumalsamy. Aravind won the 2008 Gates Award for Global Health.

Well, the folks in the Indian media need to take note. We have never seen Aravind in the list of India’s Most Innovative Companies in the past (where it rightfully belongs)

Click here to see our previous coverage on Aravind.

Aravind Eye Care System wins the Gates Award for Global Health

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation just announced that the Madurai based Aravind Eye Care System wins the $1 million Gates Award—the world’s largest prize for international health which honors extraordinary efforts to improve health in developing countries.

By winning the award Aravind Eye Hospital, founded by the visionary social entrepreneur Dr. G. Venkataswamy, the organization joins other cutting-edge organizations working towards improving health in the developing world. Its also important to note that Aravind Eye Care System is the first Indian organization to win the award.

Below is short six minute video on the Aravind Eye Care System, showcasing the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world: