Kerala Startup Mission Company Launches Healthcare App



ShopDoc, a healthcare tech start-up backed by the Government of Kerala’s Startup Mission, has launched an app to address key healthcare issues including inefficient patient referral system and inefficiency the deployment of medical resources.

Unlike other telemedicine or physician booking apps, ShopDoc, which was launched amid the pandemic, processes referrals from primary care through secondary and tertiary care “more efficiently,” the company said in a statement. communicated.

The app also supported local self-government of Kasaragod district during the lockdown period and continues to reach out to local communities with various health awareness initiatives, especially with “U OK? »Mental health support services.

ShopDoc also enables physicians to practice more efficiently in multiple hospitals. ShopDoc does not end its service with a virtual OP consultation, it also helps patients on their journey from primary care to multi-specialty hospital treatment and medical procedure. , for a cost-effective result in a limited time, ”said Shihab Makaniyil, Founder and CEO of ShopDoc.

The company on the start-up mission is currently operating out of Kochi, serving Kerala, southern Karnataka and plans to expand across India soon.

“The people of Kerala spend almost Rs 60,000 crore per year on medical expenses; our intelligent three-tier referral system will help patients connect the right healthcare providers, ensuring transparency and accountability in the private healthcare sector, ”Razik Ashraf, co-founder and COO of the company said.

The company said that in addition to the mobile app, the company has helped nearly a thousand patients through its website, toll-free number, Facebook, Instagram, and even WhatsApp.

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