Another Success Chapter In Indian Health Care Startup Space; The Project Health

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In today’s world, we rely on the internet as an immediate solution especially when it comes to health.  Health advice has been reported to be the second-most search option on the internet.

With the advent of internet and smartphone applications, it is easy for us to seek online medical help, to book appointments, receive online advice, etc. Such an intervention is advantageous for both the patients as well as medical professionals.

Till a few years back, the Indian Healthcare System had a grave shortcoming crying for attention- the absence of an integrated healthcare delivery system. With Information Technology booming and startups innovating new ideas in the field of fashion, e-commerce, food delivery, very few actually thought of investing their resources in the health care sector.

When two young entrepreneurs decided to plunge into the health care sector, The Project Health was born with the vision of having ‘Better Patient Experience.’ The Project Health is now a two-year-old health care IT startup headquartered at Mumbai. Chintan Bhatia, the strategist and Karan Desai, the catalyst are the two who pledged to change the current Healthcare scenario.


The Project Health Team

The existing Healthcare IT systems and software do not match to the Indian scenario. Understanding this problem, the duo planned to build solutions suitable to the Indian environment.

The Project Health is bootstrapped since the founders understood the importance of unit economics;  they believe that it is the only way a startup can survive.

The founders wanted to come up with a service focused on reliability, convenience, easy accessibility and cost effective that will be beneficial to people searching for the right medical service and medical/health information. Focusing on these features and the vision, HELP App was developed and went live on National Doctor’s Day.

“People till date travel very far to visit a doctor based on the references made by their friends & family. They are not aware of the doctors being available closer to their actual location. To address this problem, we use the GPS location of the user to identify the nearest Medical Service available,” says Karan Desai.

“Another concern of the patients searching online was of the authenticity of the information available. HELP provides only verified medical services on our App with 100% genuine information gathered by our team,” says Chintan Bhatia.

The startup has addressed the problem of the lengthy and time-consuming procedure of getting an appointment with the Doctors and Diagnostic Centers. The book appointment feature on the app lets the patients conveniently schedule appointments with the physicians and Diagnostic Centers.

The Project Health has successfully managed to get 10000 monthly unique website visitors on HELP App. They have partnered with government doctors, medical services and successfully registering the National Health Rural Mission (NHRM) 108 free Ambulance service of 236 vehicles across Mumbai on the App. It has been promoting the preventive health by conducting health check up camps, blood donation drives in societies, colleges, schools and corporates, etc.

After two years of the successful journey and with a strong revenue model, The Project Health, is now developing the second version of HELP App with advanced features for simplifying patient co-ordination.

After building the Patient Centric App, The Project Health has now built another service for the doctor’s fraternity which will increase their efficiency and reduce patient waiting time.

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Siddhartha Sarma

Siddhartha Sarma, a Microsoft Partner and a startup freak. Pursuing his B. Tech. in Instrumentation and Control engineering at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He has a great passion towards entrepreneurship and has founded his own startup, Induskul. Apart from writing, he is passionate about computer programing and making new relationship in his professional network.