1mg.com, one of the leading m-health platforms in India, recently launched ‘Doctors by 1mg’ on the android platform, to help Delhi NCR discover best doctors and book appointments. The new launch demonstrates company’s commitment towards building a platform that will aid users in managing their health effectively.
The app allows users to search for doctors by their area of specialization as general practitioners, gynecologists, cardiologists, dentists etc. The app also covers practitioners of alternative therapies, homeopathy and ayurveda. Handy filters on the home screen refines selection by doctor’s fees and distance from the doctor (in kms). One key feature offered by the app is Ask for Recommendation which help users get doctor recommendations from their friends and family anonymously.
Gaurav Agarwal, chief technology officer at 1mg.com says, “With the launch of Doctors by 1mg, we aim to address a key pain point that everyone faces today – finding a doctor that my network trusts. We believe that finding the right doctor is a very ‘social’ process – and we want to mimic the real life experience of finding a doctor in the online world by incorporating recommendations of people in your social network.”
He added, “We strongly believe that proliferation of smartphones and pervasiveness of technology will transform and will help us realize our vision of making healthcare understandable and accessible for a billion Indians.”
Prashant Tandon, founder at 1mg.com says, “Our new launch is strongly aligned with our core goal of enabling our users to take informed decisions for effective healthcare. We want to connect fragmented healthcare ecosystems to give patients a one-stop m-health solution and for this we are continuously developing new products. We will expand this service rapidly and aim to cover doctors across 15+ cities before the end of the year”
The company is expanding rapidly across multiple dimensions of m-healthcare as evidenced by recently added products viz a viz medicine reminders, drug interaction and the recent acquisition of Homeobuy.com for alternative medicines.