Digital healthcare platform, MediBuddy, has acquired Clinix, an online doctor consultation platform focusing on servicing healthcare to rural populations. Clinix serves the healthcare needs of the rural population with a broad network spanning 20 tier 3 and tier 4 cities. The acquisition will enable them to scale up their operations, extend services to remote rural areas and put high-quality healthcare within the reach of a large number of rural people.
In order to access quality healthcare services, the rural population frequently faces a number of challenges related to sound technological infrastructure, doctor-to-patient ratios, technical expertise, internet penetration, and online payment systems. In remote rural locations, language is a significant obstacle as well. In order to empower locals, Clinix has developed up a system that teaches them how to schedule online doctor consultations. Additionally, they have installed kiosks in a number of locations that effectively serve as e-clinics where people can consult a doctor online for their basic healthcare needs with the assistance of the facilitator.
Highlighting the acquisition, Satish Kannan, co-founder and CEO at MediBuddy said, “We regard Clinix’s acquisition as a major step in achieving our goal of making high-quality healthcare services available to every Indian. With the use of our network and infra-tech assistance, Clinix hopes to further increase its presence in the rural markets. By doing so, we will be able to better serve a big segment of the population that has trouble accessing high-quality healthcare.”
Speaking on the acquisition, Aravind Dhulipala, co-founder and CEO of Clinix said, “The doctor-patient ratio in India is already highly unbalanced, and it is significantly worse in rural India. We will be able to reach a larger population and close the urban-rural healthcare gap thanks to MediBuddy’s cutting-edge technologies and vast network.”
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