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  • Top 5 health tech startups to get online doctor consultations

    Published on May 5, 2022

    Doctors play an essential role in our lives. Most people, especially those in the later stage of their lives, require doctor consultations now and then.

    But because of the pandemic, providing consultations personally was not possible for doctors. However, thanks to the healthcare startups who, with the help of technology, made it possible to bridge the gap between the patient and the doctor by developing online consultation applications.

    Listed below are some online consultation health-tech startups which are doing well and are providing the utmost convenience in the healthcare industry.

    1. Practo

    Founded in 2007 by Shashank and Abhinav Lal, Practo is a health-tech startup in Bangalore. It has extended its services beyond India to countries like Singapore, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines and is considered one of the best online consultation apps. The app helps patients book appointments with doctors and provides a software platform for storing patient health records.

    The startup boasts of being one of India’s most successful healthcare enterprises. The application also helps patients make informed decisions about their health care by connecting them with any doctor in India.

    2. LivLong

    LivLong Protection and Wellness Solutions Ltd. is a health-tech platform IIFL Group backs. It started its journey to transform the healthcare experience with a personalized customer experience by providing curative healthcare treatments and reducing the asymmetric information between the healthcare/insurance providers and customers.

    LivLong is driven by a passion for building a healthier India. It works on different healthcare assistant projects, including Health Risk Assessment, OPD/IPD care, and Claims Assistance. This app offers lab tests, pharmacy services, health plans, etc.

    3. Lybrate

    Based in Delhi, this startup helps patients connect with the doctors nearby. This app allows you to communicate with your doctor via video calls. It also allows you to book your appointments with the doctor.

    To support you, more than 1,50,000 professionals are available on this application. Besides this, it also provides a service called Lybrate lab+, which allows patients to submit samples online and receive results from the lab at home.

    4. Vesta Elder Care

    Based in New Delhi, the foundation of Vesta Elder Care was laid by Mr. Rahul Misra to provide holistic health care solutions to those in need.

    Through this platform, the patient is connected with a genuine health care provider.

    The motive of this startup is to provide maximum home health care benefits in a single place. Vesta Elder Care’s customer care team is available 24×7 and ensures prompt services by understanding the healthcare industry. The clinical team is well equipped to deal with patients in cases of emergencies.

    Vesta Elder Care provides a wide range of services under one roof, including caregivers, nurses, dietician consultation, quality medical equipment, ICU setup, lab tests, doctor consultation, physiotherapy, etc. Anyone can avail of these services with just one phone call.

    The startup has its presence in Delhi NCR and has also started its operations in Punjab.

    5. Doctalk

    Founded in 2016 by Akshat Goenka and Vamsee Chamakura, Doctalk is a healthcare startup based in Mumbai. This application enables users to communicate through the app with their doctors and provides them with a platform to get solutions. With this app, medical reports and files can be saved securely in the cloud and accessed from anywhere.

    Through this app, a patient can subscribe to a doctor and share the previous data to ensure a smoother consultation with the new doctor.


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