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Jun, 02 2016

Tech firm MapmyIndia backs Delhi-based healthcare startup Visit

The healthcare app was founded in 2015 by BITS Pilani alumni, Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Chetan Anand and Shashvat Tripathi.

Delhi-based on-demand healthcare service provider, Visit, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from technology company MapmyIndia. The healthcare app was founded in 2015 by BITS Pilani alumni, Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Chetan Anand and Shashvat Tripathi.

The founders experienced a dire need of such a service on the BITS Pilani campus, which is located in a remote area and accessing quality healthcare was inconvenient.

Commenting on the same, Vaibhav Singh, co-founder of Visit said, “With the new funding, we plan on investing heavily in improving our technology. We are also aiming at increasing the number of doctors on the app to 500 over the next 3 months. The vision is to bring m-Health to a billion Indians over the next 5 years.”

The users can request a Visit with a certified psychologist/ dermatologist/ general physician/ dietician and consult over video. A Visit costs Rs 800 and includes 45 minutes Video Call session with a therapist Option to go with a video call or a voice call – 7 days of unlimited private chat with the therapist for follow up Visit aims to eliminate frictions in the delivery of healthcare, like in-clinic waiting, and inability to get in-house doctor visits, etc.

It connects patients with practitioners across multiple disciplines through a smartphone or computer. Visit’s Q feature is a free text-a-doctor service. This allows the patients to ask health related questions to doctors via a text message.

Visit also follows up with patients for any further information they require. If the patient requires a treatment, Q helps connect the patient with a specialist who can send prescriptions and order lab tests. The startup will use the newly raised funding to further develop the technology being used in the app.

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Baba Ramdev is lining up an online platform (Chikitsalaya) for ayurvedic consultation and treatment. The healthcare market in India is expected to reach $280 Bn by 2020 at a CAGR of 22.9 per cent.

Earlier in March, Gurgaon-based healthcare startup medECUBE raised about $4 Mn (Rs 25 Crore) in series A funding from Artiman Ventures. Other players in this sector include Practo,eKincare, Ziffi, Qikwell, Curofy, Care24, etc.

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