MUrgency receives fresh funding from Wipro’s Rishad Premji

Pharmatech start up MUrgency, a mobile application which connects people who need emergency response with their family and friends and qualified healthcare professionals much like taxi hailing app Uber and Ola, has received a fresh infusion of funding from Wipros Rishad Premji, a media report said.

The app, which is available on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store, comes with an emergency button. When a user presses this button, the nearest doctor, nurse, paramedic or EMT is alerted and comes to the user’s rescue in minutes. The app also alerts family and friends, and shares user’s geo-location with them.

After successfully running pilot projects in Punjab and Dubai, the pharmatech start up is planning to soon roll out its services in NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

According to the Economic Times, after receiving funding from Ratan Tata and Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal, the quantum of this fresh round of funding from the Wipro scion could not be independently verified. However, sources said it could be under $100,000.

Supported by IDFC, HDFC, Acumen Fund and India Value Fund, Shaffi Mather, Founder and CEO, MUrgency, started 1298 Ambulance Service in India about 12 years ago. That business has now grown considerably with a fleet of 2,500 ambulances transporting over 7,500 patients on a daily basis.

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