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Free text-a-doctor service, Visit, an on-demand healthcare app raises seed funding

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Delhi-based VISIT, an on-demand healthcare service provider, has a raised a seed funding from MapmyIndia, a marquee Technology Company based out of New Delhi. The startup plans on channeling this investment to further develop the technology being used in the app.

“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 aVISIT-healthcare tap,” said Vaibhav Singh, Co-founder, VISIT.

“We have been in search of supporting a team whose mission was to make quality healthcare easily available to everyone and who had the capability to execute on this mission. In VISIT we found both and are extremely excited to support them achieve their mission. ” said Rohan, CTO and Director of MapmyIndia.

The idea for the healthcare app was conceived when four graduates from BITS Pilani — Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Chetan Anand and Shashvat Tripathi — felt the need for 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 OPD 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. 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.

“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,” said Anurag Prasad, Co-founder, VISIT.

Patients can also request a “visit” from their smartphone; therapists can connect over video within 30 minutes and are able to diagnose and treat with nothing more than a smartphone/PC and their expertise. VISIT also has specialists like therapists, general physicians, dermatologists and nutritionists.

Talking about the specialists associated with VISIT, Chetan Anand, Co-founder, VISIT, said, “We make sure that the empanelment of doctors is carried out through a strict verification process thereby providing a reliable service to our customers. On an average only 1 out of 5 doctors make it through our stringent quality checks,”

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