Pluss Launches The Concept Of Pro-active Refills Of Medicines In India

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Pluss, a Delhi based hyper local medicine delivery startup, on its 1st anniversary, has come up with an all-in-one Pluss Assist Subscription plan. The plan helps removes the worry of keeping track of medicines for people suffering from chronic diseases, who need to order medicines on a monthly/weekly basis.

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The subscription plan offers its subscribers facilities such as discounted medicines, free medical tests and more. The plan works with the one-time submission of the prescription by the user and the Pluss team giving timely reminders, 48 and 24 hours before the specified date of the medicine refill. Subscribers can take a pick between two plans available which are the ‘Basic’ plan and the ‘Advanced’ Subscription plan. With a validity of a year and a one-time limited period fee of only Rs. 1000, the Advanced plan not only gives medicines at a flat 25% discount, but also provide 6 free medical tests, which will be done in the comfort of the subscriber’s home.

India currently faces the dual burden of communicable diseases and chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NCDs currently account for 53% of the total deaths. Projections indicate a further increase to 67% of total deaths by 2030. Through the subscription plan, Pluss aims to make the management of these diseases easier for the ones afflicted with them and thus help mitigate the loss caused by them.

Atit Jain, the CEO of Pluss commented, “Through this subscription plan we aim to make the lives of people with on-going long-term medication a little easier. Our team has devised a process to keep track of refill dates of each individual user and then remind them for re-orders before their medicines run out.”

Based out of Delhi, Pluss was incorporated in 2015 by Atit Jain, Madhulika Pandey and Tarun Lawadia after witnessing the country’s largely unorganised health care industry, which otherwise is worth billions of dollars. The Pluss app offers cash on delivery services as well as online payment. Currently covering Delhi-NCR and Hyderabad, Pluss has further added Medical Tests, Ayurveda (Patanjali) and Organic products to its categories. With the health products market expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% and touch $158.2 Billion in 2017, Pluss has placed a bet on hyperlocal delivery, envisioning emerging as India’s reigning name in the healthcare sector.

Engineering student by education and Entrepreneur by choice. Asish is a TCS Best Student Awardee, NDTV featured student entrepreneur and International School of Entrepreneurship Education awardee. He also worked with many startups and big companies for their business development and strategical growth. Asish has been heading The Startup Journal since its inception in 2014.