The founders of Medi360 have worked together for the last 5 years. During that period, they have been discussing the need for developing meaningful technology for semi-urban/rural population of India.
Amar and his team realized that access to Healthcare is one of the key areas of improvement in India, as population to doctor ratio hovering between 1700 to 29000 against the recommended WHO standard of 1000. Rural pockets fare even less on this metric as most of the doctors are concentrated in Tier 1 cities and other urban centres. As an outcome of this low doctor ratio, quality of care is very low in rural areas with people suffering from complications arising out of easily preventable / treatable diseases due to lack of quality care.
Technology interventions to improve this quality of care as a viable option became imperative during these discussions. This idea was further strengthened when Amar got an opportunity to manage one of the largest tele-medicine implementations in India with Bihar state government as part of the NRHM’s NARTAN project. The project went onto serve more than 4 lakhs patients over 2.5 years. During this project, the team members had on the ground experience of the challenges faced by rural India due to absence of quality healthcare. This helped cement their motivation to enter the space, develop a model for delivery of affordable quality healthcare services and further strengthen the technology platform to support the objective.
The product is already out in the market and running for more than 12 months across 10 centres. The Medi360 solution aims to provide quality healthcare services to low Income population in areas where there is paucity of doctors. It comprises the following components:
Technology platform – Medi360 Hospital / Clinic in a Box, a cloud based End to End Technology enabled low
cost Tele- health solution which comprises of:
Electronic Medical Records
Integrated diagnostic devices – Vitals (BMI, Temperature, BP, SpO2), ECG, Blood Glucose and other strip
based blood tests as required
Remote consultation and Prescription
The deployment is in the form of mobile unit accessed thru an Android Tablet
Doctor network with committed capacity from General Practitioners with additional capacity provided on
schedule by specialists
Social impact the venture created so far:
1. Healthcare seekers in Rural Areas:-
They are currently operating out of 10 full centres across Bihar and Chhattisgarh over last 12 months.
They have seen over 9000 patients and at these centres expect to serve over 40,000 patients on an
During the course of these 12 months, they have a 33% repeat patients which is a very good rate in an
healthcare clinic scenario over this time period.
2. Rural entrepreneurs who are associated in the Healthcare segment and would like to formally get involved.
Each 5 – 6 centre cluster will generate employment to 7 individuals, hence currently they have employed 2
local resources at the rural level.