Delhi-based on-demand healthcare service provider, Visit, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from technology company MapmyIndia.
Mapmyindia is a marquee technology company based out of New Delhi. The fund details were not disclosed. But the startup plans on channeling this investment to further develop the technology being used in the app.
Vaibhav Singh, co-founder, 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. No matter where you are you should have access to quality healthcare at just a tap,”
“We have been in search of supporting a team to make quality healthcare 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. The founders experienced a dire need of such a service on the BITS Pilani campus, which is located in a remote area and accessing quality healthcare was inconvenient.
VISIT aims to avoid various frictions in the delivery of healthcare today like 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.
A Visit costs INR 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
It aims to put convenience back into the hands of patients and physicians with their salient feature ‘Q’, 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,”