DocsApp & PhonePe come together to enable online doctor consultations for as many Indian homes as possible
Partnership will make healthcare affordable pan India with DocsApp offering up to 90% discount
Bengaluru, April 28, 2020: During this global pandemic, telemedicine’s ability to cater to the needs of the patients from any place at any given time is emerging as an effective and sustainable solution. DocsApp, India’s leading digital healthcare platform has joined hands with PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments platform to help provide quality healthcare access to Indians during these challenging times.
DocsApp is live on PhonePe’s Switch platform where users can consult with a specialist doctor in no time. To spread awareness, DocsApp is also featured prominently on PhonePe’s Essentials section during the period of the lockdown. For PhonePe’s 200+ million users, DocsApp is providing medical assistance for any Coronavirus-related query/consultation free of cost and is offering discounts up to 90% for non-COVID consultations. This initiative has helped over 3.5 lakh Indians across the country.
Commenting on the traction received so far, Rituraj Rautela, Head of PhonePe Switch said, “We are excited to have DocsApp as a partner on the PhonePe Switch platform. DocsApp’s tech platform enables millions of our users to consult genuine doctors on any health issues from the safety of their homes. Users have been consulting doctors online, uploading their prescriptions and ordering medicines from DocsApp instantly from within the PhonePe app itself. Through PhonePe Switch, our effort has been to build a partner app ecosystem, which offers our users a very convenient way to access and engage with multiple apps, while enabling faster customer acquisition and higher engagement for our partners.”
Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, DocsApp said, “It is clear that all of us have to work together in harmony to fight humanity’s newest foe. We are proud & look forward to helping more people and offer a large section of the population near-free service with the help of PhonePe.”
Individuals can connect to specialist doctors through chat, call or video on DocsApp in their mother tongue or any language they are most comfortable with. In addition to that, the platform also allows the user to buy medicines and book a lab test.
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. Established by ex IITians, Satish Kannan and Enbasekar Dinadayalane, DocsApp leverages technology to provide quality healthcare to millions of Indians without any geographical constraints. It is headquartered in Bangalore. Since its inception in 2015, the app has acquired a user base of 10 million+ Indians and provides 2,00,000+ consultations per month across the country. DocsApp connects patients to specialist doctors across 20 departments such as Dermatology, Weight management, Sexology and more. The App facilitates 5000+ experienced MD doctors who provide consultation to patients via chat, video, or voice call. DocsApp even allows patients to order medicines and book lab tests. 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. DocsApp has been ranked as the #1 doctor consultation app in India, in the medical category on Google Play Store consistently for more than 2 years. 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.
About PhonePePhonePe is India’s leading digital payments platform with over 200 million registered users. Using PhonePe, users can send and receive money, recharge mobile, DTH, data cards, pay at stores, make utility payments, buy gold and make investments. PhonePe forayed into financial services in 2017 with the launch of digital gold providing users a safe and convenient option to buy 24-karat gold securely on its platform. PhonePe has since launched offerings like tax-saving funds, liquid funds, international travel insurance and Corona Care, a dedicated insurance product for the COVID-19 pandemic. PhonePe is accepted at over 10 million merchant outlets across 400 cities nationally. PhonePe also launched its Switch platform in 2018, and today its customers can place orders on over 100 apps including Ola, Myntra, IRCTC, Goibibo, redBus, Oyo etc. directly from within the PhonePe mobile app. For more details, please visit https://www.phonepe.com or download the PhonePe app.
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