RIL’s Nowfloats forays into telemedicine, 100,000 doctors to be on board soon


Reliance Industries-owned Nowfloats will soon start tele-medicine vertical with an initial target to bring 100,000 doctors on board in the next 3-4 months, the company announced.

In due course of time, the company would make foray into other tele-medicine ecosystems like e-pharmacy, health check-ups and healthcare related service, a PTI report said.

“We have on boarded 6,000 doctors who can provide consultation to patients over online video. Patients will not need to download a separate app for accessing doctors. They will get a link from the doctor on Whatsapp or any other messaging platform that can be accessed in a browser,” Nowfloats head of research, Nikhil Salkar told.

He said that the company has developed technology that can enable a doctor to provide online consultation in nine minutes.

“Patients can search for doctors online. We have search engine optimisation embedded in the website that we develop for doctors which will show them based on their ratings,” Salkar said.

“We have 50,000 SMEs on our platform which includes 6,000 doctors. Out of this around 26,000 are paying annual subscription fees. Now we will start pushing for paid service,” Salkar said.

He said that Nowfloats will start expansion of the technology after 100,000 doctors come on board because then it will have an idea of size and scale of services required to facilitate the tele-medicine.

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