Flipkart Well being+, the digital well being enterprise of e-commerce platform Flipkart Group, has launched its cellular well being app.
This comes three months after the corporate first entered the healthcare house by buying a minor stake in e-pharmacy startup SastaSundar.
In line with a press assertion, the Flipkart Well being+ app is offering entry to medicines and different healthcare services. It combines SastaSundar’s present community with the Flipkart Group’s attain and last-mile provide chain capabilities.
Initially, the cellular well being market platform will provide services supplied by over 500 impartial sellers who’ve a community of registered pharmacists for the validation of medical prescriptions and correct dispensation of medicines. The app has but to onboard third-party healthcare service suppliers providing companies corresponding to teleconsultation and on-line diagnostics.
Flipkart has additionally arrange high quality checks and verification protocols to facilitate the supply of real medicines and different healthcare merchandise to clients.
The Flipkart Well being+ app is presently accessible for Android units and can quickly come to iOS.
WHY IT MATTERS
The continued pandemic has enabled Indians to obtain healthcare companies on-line, the demand for which is additional lifted by growing web penetration and e-commerce adoption, in keeping with KPMG. The Indian digital well being market is anticipated to be value $6.4 billion by 2024 from $1.5 billion in 2018, rising at a 27.4% CAGR.
As platforms facilitating well being consultations and connecting well being programs on-line have develop into the brand new regular, this transformation has made healthcare entry seep throughout India’s smaller cities and distant areas, the accounting agency stated in an insights report.
“For the reason that COVID-19 pandemic, Indians have witnessed an amazing shift in favouring wellness and preventative healthcare and there’s an elevated give attention to well being and wellness like by no means earlier than,” stated Prashant Jhaveri, the newly appointed CEO of Flipkart Well being.
With the launch of its cellular app, the corporate goals to convey entry to healthcare services throughout India, notably within the “remotest elements of the nation which have been underserved till now,” he stated.
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