Aiming to enhance its technology and bring in more doctors on board, on-demand healthcare service provider Visit has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from technology company MapmyIndia, which is based outside New Delhi.
Though the funding details were not disclosed, the startup has plans of channelling this investment to further develop the technology being used in the app.
Vaibhav Singh, the 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 main focus of the on-demand healthcare service provider is to avoid various frictions in the delivery of healthcare today, which includes booking an out-patient department appointment, in-clinic waiting, and inability to get in-house doctor visits. They do so by connecting patients with practitioners across multiple disciplines anytime, anywhere through smartphone or computer over video sessions.
“We have been in search of supporting a team to make quality health care easily available. In VISIT we found both and are extremely excited to support them achieve their mission,” said Rohan, CTO, and director of MapmyIndia.
The healthcare app was founded in 2015 by BITS Pilani alumni, Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Chetan Anand and Shashvat Tripathi.
One Visit costs Rs. 800 and includes 7 days of unlimited private chat with the therapist for follow-up, 45 minutes Video Call session with a therapist and option to go with a video call or a voice call.
With the objective of putting convenience back into the hands of patients and physicians, Visit has come up with its salient feature ‘Q’, which is free text-a-doctor service. This allows the patients to ask all health related questions to doctors with just 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.
Anurag Prasad, co-founder, VISIT said “Q is designed to be a health-based Q&A platform that works with a personal conversation between you and your physician. It’s an easy way to get a first opinion from a doctor, especially for mothers with children’s health questions.”
The healthcare market in India has been steadily rising and is expected to reach $280 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 22.9%. Other players in this sector include Practo, eKincare, Ziffi, Qikwell, Curofy, Care24, medECUBE.