Doctor Insta makes virtual clinic a reality in India
Doctor Insta has established a pan-India presence with consultations rendered to the most remote part of the country.
Doctor Insta has established a pan-India presence...
Telemedicine, which is the combination of medical science and Information Technology (IT), has created wide opportunities for delivering improved health care. The Internet now plays a critical role in enabling and providing cost-effective, instant and affordable healthcare to a widely dispersed population in India. Catching up among other key market players in the telemedicine sector in India is Gurgaon-headquartered Doctor Insta that promises to bring doctors instantly through video-conferencing and online chat bots for consultations at a patient’s doorstep.
Amit Munjal, the brain behind Doctor Insta has had previous stints at different fortune 50 Companies at CXO level. Out of his solid experience in entrepreneurship, he knew that he was not making a mistake in returning to India from US to set-up Doctor Insta. Previously, he has held senior positions at Citi Holdings USA, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Deloitte Consulting and Johnson Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Kauffman Foundation.
“The idea to set up Doctor Insta occurred when I used a similar service while being on a remote island of Hawaii and the video consultation solved my problem right away saving me plenty of time and money. So, I wanted to launch a similar service in India for the overall wellbeing of people and for bringing ‘On-Demand’ preventive and curative healthcare to everyone’s doorsteps,” explains 39-year-old Munjal.
“I moved to India in January 2015 and started working on this idea along with Dr Parshant Jain. We hired 4 people who helped us in developing the apps and the website. I invested my own savings. It took us few months to create the product and conduct the alpha and beta testing before formally launching our services in 2015,” says Munjal.
Parshant Jain is the Chief Health Officer of Doctor Insta. He has more than 16 years of experience in diverse fields like practicing medicine and providing management consulting to technology companies and startups.
Enabling virtual doctors-on-demand
With just over a year in the field, Doctor Insta has quickly established a pan-India presence with consultations rendered to the most remote part of the country. Munjal justifies that Doctor Insta will create waves in the industry as in this fast paced world, beating traffic and other ordeals to get to consult a doc is quite an uphill task for workaholics as well as geriatrics. Besides, most patients, especially those that approach a physician with