Ahmedabad-based eSwasthya, which provides healthcare products delivery at patient’s door step has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Hemang Sahani, a member of Lothal Angel Ventures.
Currently operating in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Nashik, the startup plans to utilise the capital raised to expand its operations to the rest of Gujarat and to other cities including Mumbai and Pune, Yash Shah, founder and managing director at eSwasthya told.
e-Swasthya is a revolutionary online store providing medicines with discounts at your door step. With a vision of helping people to manage their health and save time in the process, e-Swasthya will manage your health record without files and papers. It will also relieve you from carrying any physical health data or reports to the hospital. It is a website and mobile application where you just need to upload a picture of the doctor’s prescription and the medicines will be delivered at your doorstep in just a few hours. It has 40 thousand plus customer.
Founded by Shah in 2014, eSwasthya had earlier raised seed funding from UT Rao, chairman of MICA incubator and Rupesh Vasani, dean of Gujarat Technological University (GTU). Shah is also the founder and CEO of an information technology startup named Greyline Infotech.
Recently, DL Lifecare Pvt Ltd, a healthcare startup which helps people connect with medical stores, doctors, pathology labs through its website and app, raised Rs 35 lakh (around $52,000) in seed funding from two angel investors.
SImilarly, last month in February, Delhi-based Careongo Technology Pvt Ltd, which runs a chain of co-branded online pharmacies, has raised $ 300,000 in its seed round of funding from a consortium of investors led by Farooq Oomerbhoy.
Developed with a vision to “democratize healthcare”, eSwasthya uses a microfranchise model to deliver the services of a doctor to the doorsteps of rural populations. eSwasthya rural healthcare delivery model by deploying state-of-the-art information technologies provides quality healthcare access to remote & underserved areas of rural India.
Piramal eSwasthya recruits, trains and deploys Piramal Swasthya Sahayikas (PSS), village based women health entrepreneurs who enable primary healthcare access to rural patients. PSS rigorously trained in healthcare, technology and business invest in setting up a clinic from their homes.
The Piramal Swasthya Sahayikas also conduct preventive health workshops, which generate awareness about issues such as hygiene, sanitation, nutrition etc.
Launched in March 2008, eSwasthya was integrated into Piramal Swasthya services in 2011 and has till date treated more than 94000 patients.