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 India, 16 August, 2018: As per the United Nations Population Fund report, the number of people aged 60+ in India will increase from 100 Mn in 2011 to 300 Mn by 2050. One of the major worries for most senior citizens is deteriorating health which comes with age. This change in the population will fuel the demand for healthcare facilities in India.

Rajasthan based mhealth service provider, Mr. Manish Mehta, Founder & Chairman of MeraPatient app, says, “India’s healthcare sector is in a bit of a fix at the moment. Government is thinking big and taking a holistic view of the sector. There is traction from Investors on E-Pharma players. E- Healthcare would cover online medical consultation, online medical records, online medicine supply, and pan-India exchange for patient information which ensures long term stay of E-healthcare industry.”

With the breakthrough initiatives of government at centre level to strengthen the primary health-care system, government has rolled out several schemes/programmes to make primary healthcare system accessible to rural areas. The online market for the sale of pharmaceutical drugs in India (“E-pharmacy“) has stimulated considerable attention from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, where they issued a draft policy for regulating the sector, promising better clarity for the online medicine-delivery space.

As per Inc42 DataLabs, in 2017, Indian healthtech startups raised about $346 Mn across 111 deals which show interest of Investors in the sector. Giant E-commerce players are in exploratory talks to acquire, partner or invest in online Pharma industry. The reason being that

the Indian pharma retail market is valued at approximately INR 1000 billion, with E-pharmacy having the potential to capture a 5-15% share in this market as per the Industry data revealed FICCI.

There are medical practitioners and technologists who are bringing healthcare closer to the individual. These startups are not only bridging the gaps between the doctors and the patients but are also creating an ecosystem to facilitate a better and faster healthcare environment.

About MeraPatient App:

Founded by a Jaipur based Chartered Accountant, Mr. Manish Mehta; MeraPatient is a breakthrough initiative in the healthcare industry. MeraPatient is a first of its kind aggregrator platform which brings traditional marketplace onto the fingertip of patients/users. With the nation-wide network of certified chemists shops and diganostic centers, MeraPatient App creates a demand and supply situation on the Smartphone. A revolutionary Panic Button given in the MeraPatient App provides a chance to overcome to the users in trouble or in panic situation. User can just ‘slide to panic’ and can alert to his/her prefill family/friend’s contact numbers. By sliding the panic button not only the alert goes to those five numbers but it also gives the location of the person in the trouble/panic.

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