IMPORTANT NOTICE: At Fortis Healthcare, we are fully supportive of the National priorities set out by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. Further to the directives of the Government provided in their press release dated 8th Nov 2016, payments at Government hospitals can be made through 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes. In view of the hardship being caused to the large number of patients at private hospitals, we have made an urgent representation to the Government that this exemption should apply equally, for payments, at private hospitals. We are following up with the authorities and hope the Government will step in quickly to resolve this anomaly. Meanwhile, at Fortis hospitals across the country, we continue to accept payments through credit card, debit card and electronic banking transfers. As 500 and 1000 Rupee denomination notes are no longer legal tender we are only accepting 100 Rs and lower currency notes. As per Government regulation, a PAN card and legitimate ID proof is however required for payments in cash exceeding Rs 50,000. Meanwhile we continue to ensure that emergency cases get immediate medical attention without delay whatsoever and have put in more administrative staff and help desks to assist patients.

Doctor Profile

Dr. Anil Karlekar

Dr. Anil Karlekar, MD

37+ Years Of Experience

Director - Clinical Affairs & Executive Director - Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road


OPD Schedule - +91 11 4713 5000

Dr Karlekar did his MBBS and MD Anaesthesiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He also participated in the training program for Heart Transplants at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney (Australia). He has several publications to his credit and has also contributed chapter in a book on Geriatrics.

Dr Karlekar has the honour of administering anaesthesia and running perfusion pump for the first ever open heart surgery of Rajasthan done at SDM Hospital, Jaipur in the year 1981. Subsequently he also worked as consultant anaesthesiologist at Saudi Heart Centre, Jeddah.

Life memberships of Indian Association of anaesthesiologists, Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Thoracic anaesthesiologists , Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Society of Cardiothoracic anaesthesiologists (USA) apart from founder member of Delhi branch of IACTA.

Dr Anil Karlekar is one of the most experienced cardiac anaesthesiologists of the country, practicing in the specialty for over 35 years, 25 of them at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute itself. Over the years he has anaesthetized over 20,000 cases and has set standards for safe conduct of some very complex cases. He has been responsible for setting up the departmental protocols to ensure smooth and systematic functioning. He has trained several anaesthesiologists who themselves now hold important positions at various centres. Techno-savvy Dr Karlekar also contributed a great deal towards implementation of IT initiatives at FEHI.


Fortis Escorts Heart Institute's 1st Heart Transplant