Another feather on the cap of Ineeddoctor! The startup has been featured among the “Innovative Startups of India” by one of the leading Indian International Magazine Biz@India.
Team Ineeddoctor thanks its users for their overwhelming support for making it recognizable. And a special thanks to Ms. Shweta Keshri, the enthusiastic Journalist of Media India Group, who found us and summarized us so well in her story.
Here are the excerpts directly from the magazine:
Ineeddoctor: Healthcare Just a Touch Away
Amit Agrawal’s father, living in Raipur, the capital of the central state of Chhattisgarh, suffered from a chronic lung disease and needed weekly rounds to the doctor. But the routine visits became mental harassment, as the doctors were rarely punctual. This seeded the idea for Ineeddoctor in 2015. What started with just a website with listing of doctors grew with the introduction of call center 9111-31-9111. “In smaller cities, access to internet and smart-phones is limited; moreover a personal touch is very helpful while talking to patients,” says Agrawal. Through Ineeddoctor, a patient can schedule his consultation with preferred doctors, plan for investigations, treatments, surgeries and hospitalization and get discounts in almost everything. Bootstrapped by the three partners: ex-Infosys employees for nine years – Agrawal in the US and Abhishek Tiwari in Australia – and ex-TCS employee Akansh Goyal, the startup has been shortlisted by NASSCOM in the fifth batch of their 10,000 startup programme and is also looking for seed investors. “Although, a small city like Raipur has its challenges but it has advantages in terms of people recognition. Apart from having reached out to Raipur’s maximum population, we expanded our operations to entire state of Chhattisgarh last March,” says Agrawal. In the next five years, it plans to expand to pan India to over 100 cities through tie-ups with major hospitals.
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About Media India Group:
Media India Group is a global platform founded in 2004, based in Europe and India, encompassing publishing, communication, consultation services and event management. MIG publishes a total of six different magazines. The publications are in four different languages - French, Spanish, German and English; and are the only magazines on India with a reach spanning 45 countries in four continents.
About Biz@India Magazine:
Biz@India is the business magazine by the group. The magazine, which is the only international magazine focused on Indian business, aims to bring the latest developments in all the sectors of the economies in Europe and India. Each issue of Biz@India covers one particular sector of the economy in great detail, covering all the aspects.