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In India, 'no frills' hospitals offer $800 heart surgery

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What if hospitals were run like a mix of Wal-Mart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of "no-frills" Narayana Hrudayalaya clinics in southern India. 

In this picture taken on February 7, 2013 hospital staff work at one of the post-operative pediatrics observation and care units of the Narayana Hrudayalaya cardiac-care hospital in Bangalore. A group of Indian doctors believe they can cut the cost of heart surgery to an astonishing 800 USD at their "no thrills" low-cost hospital.

Using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group believes it can cut the cost of heart surgery to an astonishing 800 dollars.

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