Updated on 16 January 2013
Talking about the idea behind the kiosk, the CEO of the company, says that, "We already have corporate wellness partnerships with several companies. While we provide services to organizations, where the employee can dial a number and reach a doctor, we felt that apart from just providing consultation, there was a need to have some basic diagnostic to be done regularly."
"Initially we thought of setting up an open-air kind-of-device, like an ATM machine where the office employees can walk to and connect with the doctor. However, we decided to keep the setup personlized because when people connect with the doctor, they disclose personal information and that's how we got the idea of the kiosk," adds Mr Ramprabhu, who worked on the kiosk for about a year and has filed a patent for this.
The company has been climbing the success ladder and it managed to make $91,300 (Rs 50 lakh) in just one year since operation. The company serves patient round the clock from Jammu & Kashmir to Kanyakumari (across the entire length of India) and has over 40,000 customers. Moreover, around 2,000-3,000 customers are added every month.
When asked about the future, Mr Reddy says, "We are in a $40 billion healthcare market and 40 percent of that accounts for primary and preventive healthcare. Telemedicine is an emerging solution which can address the primary and preventive care segment. In the next two-to-three years, we are expecting to reach entire nation. In 2013, we are planning to launch about 150 kiosks in the southern part of India alone."