Waiting in long queues at doctor’s chambers could be “gone with the wind” in the days to come. Digital platforms, online systems and digitalization is gaining popularity amongst people. Today, going online has become an indispensable part of our lives and the healthcare sector is no exception.
Going Online Benefits Doctors and Patients :
Getting medical help and consulting doctors never got better. Earlier doctors would get few appointments and today they get more than thousands of appointments per day. From just 100 consultations per month in 2015, the online way of consultation has raised the number of appointments to almost 2 lakh patients. Patients are now consulting more than 5000 different types of specialists.
In today’s busy world it becomes difficult to go to places and consult doctors always or speak to them privately. With busy schedules, online consulting doctors online makes it easier to speak to them, based on people’s preferences depending on the health issue they want to discuss.
DocsApp-Why Get medical help online?
According to data from DocsApp, most patients seek medical opinions for sexual disorders, pain management, psychology, dermatology, chronic and viral infections, weight management among other segments.
Around 82% patients who have logged in on DocsApp’s healthcare platform, fall in the age category of 20-30 years old. Most patients seek guidance for sensitive sexual and mental health issues.
62% patients who reached out to doctors on the platform for sexual related problems are men below the age of 30. On the other hand, Women under the age of 30 have reached out 5 times more than women in their 30’s to consult a gynaecologist.
Finding a platform where one can seek medical advice in complete privacy, men have approached to talk to a psychologist 3 times more than women.
The Thought Behind DocsApp:
DocsApp Gold has been launched to offer up to 30% discount on medicines with free home delivery anywhere in India. The platform also provides up to 60% discount on laboratory tests and free pick up of samples. This is convenient for people who find it difficult to step out.
CEO of DocsApp Satish Kannan says, “Since the beginning of our journey, we have been working relentlessly to make quality healthcare accessible to over billion plus people. We are glad to have touched the lives of over one crore Indians.”
More About DocsApp:
DocsApp is a 24×7 online doctor consultation platform that connects patients to specialist doctors through chat, call and video. The mobile and web-based platform offers doctor consultations on the go. Since the inception in 2015, the app has acquired a user base of more than 10 million Indians and provides around 2 lakh consultations per month across the country.
The Company has raised $10.1 million till now from Bessemer Venture Partners, Rebright Partners, TechMatrix Corporation, DeNA networks and Facebook’s angel investors, InnoVen Capital, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan.
Awards And Accolades:
The brand received the ‘App of the Year 2017’ in the medical category by Amazon in association with Facebook. It also received the “Industry Achievement Award 2019” by Hurun Report. DocsApp has been a part of the Make in India Summit and the Telemedicine Society of India. The brand received the ‘App of the Year 2017’ in the medical category by Amazon in association with Facebook.