MeraPatient app plans 10 city foray
Jaipur based, MeraPatient app, one of its kind aggregator platform in healthcare industry, plans to expand its presence in ten more cities of the country including Delhi and Mumbai.
The app’s pilot was launched in Jaipur in August last year has 10000 users and the company is looking for investment of Rs. 20 crore for human resource and infrastructure development in metros and mini-metros. Currently company is in talks with venture capitalists to raise the required funds. In the first phase the app will be launched in 10 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune and three more cities till 2019, its founder Manish Mehta said. With the nation-wide network of certified chemists shops and diagnostic centers, the app creates a demand and supply situation on the Smartphone screen that empowers users to buy medicines and conduct tests at diagnostic labs as per the choice, he said.
The user of the app can search the nearby chemist shops and diagnostic centers and can purchase medicines as well as book appointments for the tests by uploading doctors’ prescription on the app. On the other side, the chemists and diagnostic labs get alerts on the demand from the users and they have to offer a combination of availability, price-discounts and home delivery options.
The app also features a panic button which provides a chance to overcome users in trouble or in panic situation as an alert along with location of the person in trouble is sent to pre-filled five family members’ mobile numbers. Mehta said that the alert sound is audible even if the phones are on vibration so that the person can respond immediately. With e-pharmacies coming up in a big way in the country, livelihood of about 8.5 lakh offline pharmacies are at risk of losing business. MeraPatient app is empowering such pharmacists by helping them reaching out to their own regular patients/customers more effectively and serve them at their doorstep, said Mehta.