To address the challenges of Affordability, Accessibility, Transparency, rising dual disease burden, and high level of Out Of Pocket Expenditure due to low health insurance penetration Heath-tech industry has come out with unique solutions. The industry now brings in innovations for comprehensive care management. The pandemic (COVID-19) and its cascading effects on the health of the people urgently call for a tech-enabled human-driven inclusive approach to care management. To deal with these challenges effectively with an innovative model, the health-tech company ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ has come up with several innovative healthcare management solutions through its App.
‘Desh Ka Doctor’ brings in 360-degree digital healthcare service for people. Apart from metros, it targets Tier II and III cities which are still facing accessibility and affordability challenges. Integration of different schools of medicines in its tech-driven solution makes ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ unique and the most innovative health-tech service provider.
“With unique technology platforms and innovations ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ is redefining the health infrastructure in India by providing Free Online Consultation, Medicine Delivery, Diagnostics, and Treatment to the people in Tier 2-3-4 cities and rural India,” said Mr. Kavinder Khurana, Managing Director, ‘Desh Ka Doctor.’
“National Health Authority, mandated by the Union Health Ministry, to create India’s Digital Health Ecosystem and ABHA – Ayushman Bharat Health Account, has authorized ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ to create ABHA Health IDs. So far, we have issued ABHA IDs to 40,000 people. It is getting a very positive response till now with over 17,000 Mobile Application Downloads and over 3000 Transacted Customers. We have developed a technology to create ABHA Health IDs in less than 30 Seconds,” added Mr. Khurana.
DKD App also creates awareness of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme’s benefits for free Treatment and Insurance. Users get benefited from a complete Digital Health Record on the mobile application. DKD expands the ABHA’s benefits which include a unique and trustable identity across healthcare providers, access to insurance schemes, hassle-free access to care, avoiding long waiting at hospitals, and health data sharing.
The Health-Tech Industry is gearing to leverage the rising patient consumerism and demand for accessible and affordable quality care. According to IAMAI-Praxis Report 2021 (Healthcare Predictions 2021), the Indian healthcare industry is expected to reach $ 700 billion by 2025 from its present nearly $400 billion. The report also reveals that the value of the Health Tech Industry will grow exponentially from $ 2 billion currently to $5 billion by 2025.
“Despite significant improvement in healthcare infrastructure, 70% of citizens living in Tier 3/4 towns and rural India are unable to access it. ‘Desh ka Doctor’ will bridge this gap through innovative Health Tech solutions. It aims to provide all-around healthcare solutions through its mobile application to strengthen B2C offerings. It has developed B2B platforms for integration with hospitals, pharmacies and Pathlabs on PaaS Model (Platform as a Service). Low-cost insurance policies are also being offered to the user of ‘Desh Ka Doctor.’ Claim financing is provided to users against Insurance Reimbursement Claims,” said Mr Man Mohan Agarwal, Director, ‘Desh Ka Doctor’
To provide 360-degree healthcare solutions, Desh Ka Doctor has integrated Allopathy, Ayurveda, and Homeopathy school of medicines. It provides comprehensive care management services ranging from consultancy to diagnostic to hospitalisation. Moreover, it offers services after discharge and ensures medicine delivery at home.
“We have so far partnered with 3,000 Allopathy, Ayurvedic, and Homeopathic doctors across the country. With a very large number of doctors and chemists on board, we hope to disrupt the ways India manages its CDs and NCDs. The number of chemist shops on our board is also increasing rapidly with each passing day,” added Mr Agarwal.
For Medicine delivery at home, ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ has tied up with a large number of chemists/pharmacists located in Tier II and III cities. Prescriptions of the doctors are sent to the nearest chemists and they deliver medicines to the doorstep of the patients.
“Our digital health solutions are integrated to build a continuum of care model for health issues of people, residing even in the remotest part of the country. Providing last-mile accessibility and affordability of Ayurvedic, Allopathic, and Homoeopathic treatment and medicines is our primary objective,” said Mr. Agarwal.
“Equipped with all advanced technical features, ‘Desh Ka Doctor’ App will encourage remote healthcare and minimize inconvenience to patients to travel to hospitals. We will also be leveraging our expertise in big data, data analytics, and other new-age solutions to support our partner hospitals/clinics to revolutionize the entire continuum of care,” concluded Mr. Khurana.