Two Manipal University alumni want to make your consultation with a doctor much easier and effective. And for that they have launched a new tele-service, aptly called Hellodoc, that lets patients consult with doctors using a toll-free number.
According to a report in the Bangalore Mirror, Yunus Tonse, Founder of Tonse Technologies, and Dr Siddharth Kumar, a dentist, have come together to launch this service. Currently, it is only available to those who live in Karnataka but there are plans to take it across India as well.
With 250 doctors on board, patients can reach doctors to consult about eye problems, diabetes, dental problems and blood pressure. All one has to do is dial the toll free number, choose their preferred language and select the medical problem they want to seek consultation on. Almost immediately, a doctor from the relevant speciality will be on line to provide consultation. And the first consultation is free.
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“Hellodoc is a service that aggregates private practitioners and hospitals on single platform and makes healthcare professionals accessible for a quick and reliable consultation and easy referral and routing to the nearest registered practitioner or hospital,” Yunus told Bangalore Mirror.
The duo also plans on launching an app soon. They insist that this service is sure to help millions across the country, especially those who live in rural India. Since the launch, the service gets 1,000 calls per month but the founders want to make sure that the number escalates to 1,000 per week.
They also plan on adding more hospitals in their repertoire (currently they have tie-ups with eight hospitals including Manipal) and adding more specialties to make it more expansive.
And they want to become your first choice when it comes to medical consultation.
One can avail of this service by calling 1800 200 6359