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Wheels Global’s Health group’s mission is to provide affordable healthcare solutions to India’s more than 800 million rural and underserved population. The poverty, lack of healthcare facilities, lack of water and sanitation facilities, and lack of infrastructures other exacerbates problems. 

Improving the Lives in Rural India by Technology-enabled Solutions

Vision & Mission

The mission toward Technology-Driven Cost-Effective Healthcare Delivery in the Rural and Underserved Areas to improve access to Healthcare particularly started in India and a vision to expand Globally. Project HEART meets WHEELS Principles to Provide Livelihood which Creates employment and livelihood for service providers and Sustainability by generating operating costs and a small revenue for expansion. The Healthcare Challenge aims for affordable health care for India’s Billion-Plus People and presents enormous challenges, particularly in rural places. These challenges are further exacerbated by poverty, lack of education, inadequate infrastructure in the field of water supply, road transportation, and limited access to preventive health services, diagnostic facilities, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, and sanitation.

Health Council’s Modus Operandi

Leaders

Dr Raj Shah

Dr Raj Shah is the Chairman of Health Council.

He is a practicing cardiologist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur based in Philadelphia. He is educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Temple and Drexel University faculties. He is a pioneer in the field of telemedicine and the creator of the SmartCareDoc telemedicine system which was deployed at “The Clinic at Wal-Mart” in 2012-14: The first telemedicine clinic in a retail store in America. He established a TeleRetinopathy screening program at the Temple University Health System in 2016 and a teaching Teleclinic at the School of Nursing at Rutgers University.

He is also a Research Fellow at the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center at Rutgers University for the study of Pharmaceutical Management and Healthcare and lectures about Telemedicine. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Kean University College of Business and Public Management and Global Business School, and a Trustee of S.M. Shah Law College, and Sarvajanik School in Mehsana, India.

Dr. Shah is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac CT angiography. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree with distinction from the M.S. University in Baroda, India, and graduate training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shah received a Master of Business Administration with Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honors in 1997.

Dr Bindukumar Kansupada

Dr Bindukumar Kansupada is the Vice Chairman of the Health Council.

He is a retired Cardiologist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Educator, and active healthcare political activist.

Dr Kansupada was appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Drexel University and as Clinical Instructor in the Dept of Internal Medicine – PCOM, till he retired.

Dr Bindukumar Kansupada is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and Fellow American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He received his MBBS degree from prestigious Topiwala Medical College, Mumbai University, and received his post-graduate training in invasive, noninvasive Cardiology and Electrophysiology from Medical College Of Pennsylvania (Drexel University Medical School).

Dr Kansupada received his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of South Florida in 1998. He is an ardent supporter of Integrative preventive health care and non-pharmaceutical interventions for improving clinical outcomes of Non-communicable diseases such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Diseases, and Cancer. He is a promoter and educator of Vedic medical Science including Disease based Yogic exercises, Plant-based diet, Nutraceuticals, and Mindfulness Meditation. He had the honor of leading the Integrative Cardiac Rehab Dept program and Cardiac Cath Lab at a Local hospital in Bucks County, Pa for many years.

Dr. Bindu Kumar Kansupada

Shri Ishan Shivanandji

Shri Ishan Shivanandji is the Director, Mental Health Initiatives of the Health Council.

Shri Ishan Shivanandji is Born in an ashram, Ishan was put through rigorous physical training and many years of deep transformative meditations. After years of self-practice when Ishan moved from India to California, he recognized the global health crisis. Having been adopted by and integrated into numerous corporate and healthcare wellness initiatives, Ishan’s innovative and powerful Yoga of Immortals Wellness Programs have not only helped address rising cases of professional burnout, but they have also helped healthcare organizations support the mental well-being of the many frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) coping with severe psychological problems resulting from and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Today, Ishan is on a mission to bring good health through the scientific Yoga of Immortals (YOI) protocols. Crafted by him through his deep knowledge of contemporary medicine including disease preventive yogic techniques and innovative ancient mindfulness through cognitive & emotional stimulation, which are customized for many healthcare institutes, universities, and corporations to help enhance performance, reduce stress and fend off burnout.

Council Members

*Rajat GuptaChairman WGF USA…Patron
**Ashank DesaiChairman WGF India…Patron
Arjun MalhotraPatron
*Anil BhandariPatron
*Hitendra GhoshConvener
Dr Vikas KhuranaCEO, Leg Healers
Dr Thakor PatelChairman, SEVAK Foundation
Padmashri Ashok GuptaMS
*Ambassador Pradeep KapurIITD’85, IAS
Dr. Raj BhayaniMD, FACS: President, FIPA
Dr. Joseph ChalilMD, MBA
Dr. Chaitanya BuchChairman, IEEE Vadodara, India
Dr. Manish KohliDirector, Med Innovation, U of Utah
Dr. Rajkumar TripathiNanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India
Dr. Prof. Varsha VaidyaBharati Vidyapeeth Med College
Dr. Michael CooperPhD, Dean Emeritus, Kean University, Business School
Dr. Rahul MehraExec. Chairman, UNESCO Global Health Edu
Amit KhareCEO, Evolko Inc.
Kalyan ChakrvarthyED, Pan IIT Alumni Reach Foundation
Dr. Milind AntaniMS, LLB, Nishith Desai Associates
Dr. R. S. SodhiChairman and CEO, Amul Dairy
*Ratan AgarwalBoard Member, WFG USA
Dr. Jawahar ShahMD (Homeopathy)
*Dr Bindukumar KansupadaMD, MBA, FACC: Vice Chairman
Ishan ShivanandDirector of Mental Health President, Yoga of Immortals, USA
**Prof. Kannan MoudgalyaHealthcare Education
**Indrajit ChatterjeeKarnataka State Program
*Rajesh TripathiGovernment Policies & Regulations
Farid KhanMember of IEEE
Mrs. Ranjani SaictorgalExecutive Director, Ekal Vidyalaya
**Mrs. Gauri KumarIAS, Chairman, Water Council
*Mr. Sushil BhatiaTechnology Entrepreneur
*Dr. Smita SiddhantiPhD, Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ram K SinghMD, FACC
Nixon JosephRet. President, SBI CSR Foundation
Dr. Kavita KapurPhD, Performance & impact Measurements
Dr. Manoj MathurMD
Padmshri Ashok MagoFounder, Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Nandini TandonCo-Founder, IndUS Setu Foundation
Priya TandonCo-Founder, IndUS Setu Foundation
*Suresh ShenoyExOfficio, President WGF USA
**Digvijay ChoudharyExOfficio, President WGF India
Nishith DesaiNishith Desai Associates
Chintu PatelFounder and COO, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Ami Anand ShahCEO, Face2Face Telemedicine Company
Buddhadev PandyaUK: Publications
*WHEELS Global Board Member
**WHEELS India Board Member

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