Dr Amol Deshmukh – A Multifaceted Personality

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Dr Amol Deshmukh is an enthusiastic and youthful boss steering HERD Foundation. A doctor, academician, business man and a natural born leader, Dr Deshmukh’s vision of the future of the land and its people sees the present generation gainfully employed or taking a shot at an enterprise with complete confidence and ability.

Harboring an inbred passion for public service he shares a broad vision of development for rural Maharashtra. He wants to see the rural economy thriving and getting shaped by new-age influences. Driven by an inherent desire to create positive changes in the circumstances of the rural poor particularly pertaining to access to healthcare, Dr Deshmukh applies his body of hospital management experiences by embedding best practices and inputs.

As management expert he gained the breadth of experience that he applied back home for healthcare delivery and in the development sector. He has worked with organizations such as EU, World Bank and KFW, and gained hospital management experience in India, UK, Germany, UAE, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Nigeria.

Dr Amol Deshmukh as Managing Director of HERD Group of Companies takes care of its varied divisions. Also as Secretary of Vidya Shikshan Prakashak Mandal (founded 1971) managing 72 educational institutions (Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Management, Arts, Commerce and Urban & Rural schools), he is in-charge of the objectives of the Trust.

Apart from his academician, humanitarian and entrepreneurial ventures and despite multifarious work responsibilities he regularly speaks at events and conferences on issues related to healthcare, youth and environmental issues. He shares his views with a deep sense of commitment inspiring young people to value community service and volunteerism.

The more Dr Deshmukh visits the rural areas to speak with the youth, the more he gravitates toward advocacy for development and economic growth. It is apparently clear to the youth in rural areas that issues taken up by Dr Deshmukh – education, employment, environment, and women’s empowerment are all the need of the hour.

Dr Deshmukh spells out benefits of economic prospects and emerges as a loud and clear voice in the public sphere. His focus on youth to create change is molding mindsets of rural people. Propelled by hope and self-motivated for hard work he continues to focus his leadership for building a strong team. His plan is to focus on creating growth prospects that work for rural agrarian classes. He also works for ways and means to assist the youth with economic opportunities. Promotion of girl-child education and women’s empowerment is also an agenda for him.  In the final count he wants to ensure a flourishing rural society that enjoys the benefits of development guaranteed by the state.

 

 

A Doctor for All Seasons

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The struggle to equate the balance between the haves and have-nots, finds perfect expression in Dr Amol Deshmukh’s undertaking offering healthcare delivery to all sections of society. His sensitivity to ailing populations, surviving in the middle of nowhere, has actualized and changed the context in which healthcare delivery can take place; even in remote rural regions. Being a doctor himself, often finds him in a hands-on role at ongoing medical health camps organized by HERD Foundation.

It is noteworthy that his politico-educationist backdrop allows him to envision a larger picture for the operational provision of essential healthcare services for disadvantaged people. Following the historic tradition of social service emanating from familial conditioning, provides him with resilience to continue offering such benevolent handouts to assist the underprivileged. Yes, they do well with free medical check-ups, subsidized healthcare costs, besides direct access to finest hospitals.

It is a happy combination of intentions and close collaboration and participation with Medical Institutes that adequately address health issues for rural people having little or no access to medical care. It must be a sense of deep conviction that enables him to pay attention, understand and support the lacunae in healthcare delivery, that makes him keep at it through innovative approaches for extending such outreach to people who need it so critically.

Notwithstanding a well-defined, public healthcare delivery system that is stagnating everywhere in our country, here is a doctor advocating and promoting a health care delivery model that is totally ingenious and being run selflessly for the benefit of rural populations, at their very door steps. Organizing mini, meso and mega medical healthcare camps comes easy for this Doctor for all Seasons, whose forte essentially lies in hospital management. Also he does not hesitate to readily pick up the stethoscope and listen a kid’s heartbeat or counsel addicts to a better way of life.