Nationwide lockdown and emphasis on social distancing have led to unprecedented growth for e-health startups.
Now, customers are more open to online consultation, treatment, medical tests, and e-pharmacies.
Since the lockdown began on 25 March, Practo Technologies, an E-health platform, has registered a 600% growth in online consultations. And around 70% of all users being first-time users, while 45% were from smaller cities.
Talking about the growth in E-healthcare, Aryaman Tandon, practice leader, healthcare, Praxis Global Alliance, said,
“Health-tech startups in e-health, remote healthcare, and online medical supplies space have seen high growth in the post-COVID world.”
Giving details about their growth, Prasad Kompalli, CEO and Co-Founder at MFine, a Bengaluru-based on-demand healthcare service, said,
“We now have more than 500 hospitals on the MFine platform with over 3,000 doctors. We added nearly 250 hospitals in the last three months.”
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