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We are juggling between meetings, reports, targets, friends, family and household responsibilities and taking care of ourselves is the last thing on our minds. We all know how important our health is for us, which makes us often look for easier ways to order medicines or fix consultation appointments with high-quality doctors. Thanks to the health-tech revolution that has taken a solid shape in India in the last few years, we common citizens can safely bank on these healthcare apps and websites and ensure that our personal healthcare doesn’t have to take the backseat.
An American US healthcare company that makes doctors and pharmacy supplies accessible to patients in remote areas, Medlife touched ground in India in 2016. It is now headquartered in Delhi and Bangalore and operates as an online medicine provider and an assistant for fixing doctor appointments in more than 10 Indian cities, including tier 2 cities such as Varanasi, Bhopal and Chennai. It functions through a seamless website and app for iOS and Android. It has also the first health-tech app service that has started its affiliate program.
Positives: Affordability, irresistible Medlife offers, quickest delivery of medicines within 24 Hours.
Leading the healthcare revolution is Practo, the app that made highly acclaimed doctors more accessible to us. Practo provides all the assistance you need for booking appointments with general physicians, specialists, advanced medicine experts such as doctors specializing in critical care medicine, integrated medicine, surgical oncologists and rehabilitation experts. You get extensive information on clinic timings, consultation fees, doctors experience and qualifications so that you can make a well-informed decision.
Positives: App’s simple user interface, exact location tracking, wide and extensive coverage.
*3* Indian Health Organization (IHO)
A healthcare organization that closes the gap between non-hospitalisation medical costs and rising medical bills, Indian Health Organisation gives its users an insurance cover for laboratory tests, doctor consultations and medical supplies. Currently, 16,500 health centres, 4500 doctors and a leading global insurance partner, Aetna, remain at the core of IHO’s efficient health insurance system. What patients value the most is the free yearly consultations and health checkups they get for becoming IHO card holders.
Positives: Accessibility by toll-free number, cashless medical cover, savings on medical bills and hospitalizations.
Having started as a Thyroid-testing laboratory, Thyrocare is India’s largest diagnostics provider with more than 1200 fully functional centres. Thyrocare specialises in free home blood sample collection, automatic testing of samples and high accuracy in results. You can avail Thyrocare’s all-inclusive comprehensive health check-up packages at lower prices with Thyrocare offers. The discounts and offers can be applied at the time of booking itself.
Positives: Wide network, accuracy, affordability.
Medisyskart is a dedicated health and fitness e-commerce website where body-builders, muscle-training freaks, athletes, weight-trainers and the likes find their resources. Medisyskart sells all types of supplements such as vitamins, proteins, weight gainers, weight loss pills and all types of wellness products. It also provides advice on different diets and fitness regimes.
Positives of Medisys Kart are its Discounts, wide range of wellness products.
As we already told you before, Netmeds is the one-stop shop for all types of healthcare supplies. It is India’s own pharmacy website that ensures quick deliveries of medicines, fitness products, over-the-counter medicines and a variety of wellness consumables. It has accessibility to a chain of pharmacy shops through which it operates in more than 100 tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 cities. So once you log in to Netmeds, you can cover all your healthcare needs by just uploading your prescription and receive them at your doorstep within the shortest time.
Positives: On-time delivery, wide network, discounts and offers.
One of the growing entrants in the health-tech space, 1MG has scaled drastically from supplying medicines to providing assistance with lab-appointments and doctor consultations. The exhaustive repertoire of health and wellness products combined with the website’s educative articles on wellness and medical awareness make this health-tech app a must-have on your phone. Also, it lets you buy homoeopathy medicines that are otherwise not available through pharmacy shops.
Positives: Discounts, health product packages, free home blood sample collection for all diagnostic tests.