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Product LaunchFeb, 19 2015

Lybrate launches easy on-the-go consultation platform for patients to consult doctors

Doctor directory and clinic management system Lybrate has introduced a healthcare consultation platform to empower patients to consult a trusted doctor from anywhere in India using their smartphones

By WI Bureau

India’s fastest growing interactive healthcare company Lybrate has brought a sweeping change in the healthcare domain by introducing ‘Questions and Answers’, an easy on-the-go consultation platform.

Aimed to connect patients from the remotest areas with trusted doctors, the ‘Questions and Answers‘ platform empowers patients and health enthusiasts to resolve issues and queries related with health on Lybrate’s free mobile app on iOS or Android, or on Lybrate.com on the web.

With this new platform, patients can get better and seamless healthcare services and have their queries answered without the hassle of traffic, high expenditure, diagnosis or misdiagnosis and repeated medical tests.

The platform works in two ways – Multiple Opinions, where the patient can Open Questions the doctors. They even respond to other doctor’s answer to reinforce patient’s confidence. The other is Online Consultation, where one can initiates private discussion with any preferred doctor. Here they can even have a voice chat with the doctor and send pictures in a manner similar to how they do on WhatsApp.

Talking about Lybrate’s immense potential in helping patients, Dr Anil Mehta, a reputed general physician in Delhi said, “This new feature works just like WhatsApp – I can now respond to patient queries in real time via mobile and in doing so, I can quickly treat every day ailments as well as see early detection of major issues. I strongly recommend Lybrate to all my patients.”

Similarly, Dr Nikita Kothari, a reputed homeopath from Mumbai shared, “Lybrate’s new Q&A feature allows me to answer questions from the general public located all over India. By creating an online reputation through high quality answers to these queries, I am able to build and grow my practice like no other way possible. Lybrate is a win-win situation for both doctors and patients.”

Interestingly, Lybrate has more than 40,000 doctors from across India registered on the platform already, serving lakhs of patients seeking health solutions and suggestions. The platform has already started delivering and patients from Jammu and Lucknow are getting multiple opinions from doctors in Delhi, Mumbai and other metropolitan cities.

Elaborating on the purpose of the platform, its founder Saurabh Arora, who is a former Facebook mobile data scientist said, “By introducing Q&A, we will facilitate a culture where people query doctors directly and get an immediate response – no waiting rooms, no appointments needed. Lybrate’s vision is to bring the wealth of country’s finest doctors and their expertise to every Indian irrespective of their geography or social standing. We have tasked ourselves to create India’s first ‘Health-for-all’ platform that’s easy to use and economically viable, like healthcare should be.”

Lybrate has received funding from Nexus Venture Partners, India’s leading venture capital fund, with offices in India and Silicon Valley.

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